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Re: width of content+padding versus border+margin

From: Roger Watt <rwwatt@ist.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 07:34:01 -0500 (EST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.21.0012170718360.6636-100000@ist.uwaterloo.ca>
> >> Would it be an option to serve your documents via a server-side XSLT
> >> or Perl transformation script? Or to preprocess your files?
> > 
> > No. The objective is to do this with a stylsheet.
> 
> Just curious: why is preprocessing out of the question?

Consider the scenario in which there is a desire to provide a stylesheet
for voluntary use by the several thousand authors of several hundred
thousands of documents spread across several hundreds of webservers, and
the author of the stylesheet has no control over the documents or the
webservers.
 
> Then the float solution seems easiest.

Been there, but that didn't seem to stand up against things like

    <p>Last paragraph before heading.
    <h2>Heading</h2>
    First paragraph after heading.

But maybe there was something I had failed to do.
Received on Sunday, 17 December 2000 07:34:03 GMT

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