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RE: Minor error in CSS2, section 14.2; 'background'

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 18:37:51 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90C311A45@RED-MSG-47>
To: "'www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
I see.  Changes introduced in CSS2 win again.

I'd like to see this reconciled with the background attributes on body - If
HTML is the root display node, then according to CSS the BODY must only be
as large as its content (unless width/height are explicitly given), and the
BACKGROUND/BGCOLOR would only be shown under the actual content.

Not to mention, of course, the other proprietary mechanisms introduced on
BODY long before CSS2.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson [mailto:py8ieh@bath.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 3:34 PM
To: Chris Wilson
Cc: 'www-style'
Subject: RE: Minor error in CSS2, section 14.2; 'background'

On Wed, 8 Sep 1999, Chris Wilson wrote:

> The root element of a HTML document may be the <HTML> element,
> according to SGML. However, Gordon's question was referring to the
> root display node - and there is no explicit requirement that HTML
> be that root display node codified in any particular specification
> that I know of.

Section 4.3.2:
#  [...] the root of the document tree (e.g., "HTML" in HTML) [...]

Section 9.1.2:
#  The root of the document tree generates a box that serves as the
#  initial containing block for subsequent layout.

Ian Hickson
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Received on Wednesday, 8 September 1999 21:39:29 UTC

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