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RE: box-sizing alternative

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:03:26 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20000229190326.7138.qmail@web903.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
--- Joe Hewitt <joe@joehewitt.com> wrote:
> > There are a number of problems with this proposal:
> >
> >  * It does not work well with the cascade:  if an author wants the
> >    contents of an element to take up a certain area, and the
> > user has a
> >    different padding or border specified (think, perhaps, of images in
> >    links), then the content will occupy a different size than
> > the author
> >    expects.
> I don't understand why this is a problem.  User-defined stylesheets are
> always going to boink up the 

> author's desired style, 

Not the issue. The users preferences (and frequently physical needs) are

In any can user-defined styles do not 'boink up' anything; I use mine
quite happily without any problems. 

> so why is my
> proposal
> any different from the way author/user style conflicts work now in CSS?

Because they work fine at present.

> >  * A 'box-sizing' or 'border-width' property
> The basis of my argument was that 'box-sizing' is not an intuitive
> solution,
> and this is a better solution.

What isn't intuitive about it?

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