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Re: % height on <html> (was Re: Table height/width properties)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 18:12:40 +0200
To: "Tantek Celik" <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, Glen Harman <gharman@erols.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <cuq3kt0frunhih2hmth4nvttlnd7cq84bj@4ax.com>
* Tantek Celik wrote:
>And here we have a problem.
>
>Section 9.1.2 of CSS2
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visuren.html#containing-block
>
>says: "The root of the document tree generates a box that serves as the
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>initial containing block for subsequent layout."
>
>Whereas section 10.1 of CSS2
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visudet.html#containing-block-details
>
>says: "The containing block (called the initial containing block) in which
>the root element lives is chosen by the user agent. "
     ^^^^^^^^^^^^

>CSS2 disagrees with itself.

No, the document root is always the parent of the document ("root")
element, don't mix them up.
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