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RE: width of absolutely positioned, non-replaced elements

From: Joe Hewitt <joe@joehewitt.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 11:20:49 -0500
To: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>, <www-style@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <000001bf8787$ef60b390$31cfb326@zenimax.com>
> <snip> But this wouldn't work for absolutely positioned elements.
> 'position: absolute' always positions and sizes a box without regard
> for its contents.

... yes, according to the current spec... are you suggesting that it should
always be this way?  I'm still searching for answer as to why absolutely
positioned elements must be denied the ability to represent the size of
their contents.  Still no one has given an answer other than "it just is
that way."  If no one can justify this, then we need to modify the spec to
give absolutely positioned elements the same rights as static or relatively
positioned elements.

- Joe
Received on Monday, 6 March 2000 11:17:26 GMT

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