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Re: interpretation of "auto" for block-level elements

From: Allan Odgaard <Duff@DIKU.DK>
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2000 14:14:14 +0100
To: WWW-Style@W3.Org
Message-ID: <yam8098.719.146663528@smtpserver.get2net.dk>
On 03-Mar-00, Joe Hewitt wrote:

> [...] Mozilla uses the intrinsic height of the element, but not
> the intrinsic width.  This causes a bunch of very wide boxes where there
> should be boxes that are the width of their content [...]

If a box should use the width of its contents then it means that it cannot be
rendered before all its contents is present, so your suggestion would pretty
much spoil incremental display of quite a lot of pages, or larger parts of
these pages.

Regards Allan
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Received on Saturday, 4 March 2000 08:18:37 UTC

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