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From: Joe Hewitt <joe@joehewitt.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 20:50:59 -0400
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001bf9e99$14f26cc0$31cfb326@zenimax.com>
Has anyone out there been thinking about the shrink-wrap dilemma that has
been discussed before?

Mozilla is about to be released to the public as the first ever browser in
which it is impossible to make an element "shrink-wrap" to the size of it's
intrinsic content.  Lots and lots of developers are going to get flustered,
as shrink-wrap is a handy tool.

We need to install something like this into CSS before it's too late for
Mozilla.  It's simply not acceptable for all block-level elements with
"width: auto" or "height: auto" to automatically take the size of their
containing block.  Developers need the option to say something like
"shrink-wrap: on", or "width: shrink-wrap".

- Joe
Received on Tuesday, 4 April 2000 20:47:02 UTC

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