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Re: Proposal: dimension expressions

From: Neil Carson <neil@liberate.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 18:32:50 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3AA17B74.93F07494@liberate.com>
To: David Eisenberg <david@catcode.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

This came up for me a while ago. The behaviour of Internet Explorer was
to include borders and padding in the size of said box; although this
was not 'standards compliant,' it's potentially more useful and
compatible with existing content, so I also implemented it this way at


David Eisenberg wrote:

> Background
> ==========
> Many web designers make websites using dimensions in percentages to keep
> the ratios of areas on the screen in pleasing proportion as the user agent
> window shrinks or grows. This liquid design becomes difficult with
> standards-compliant CSS, since a width specification describes only the
> content box, and not the padding, borders, or margins.  Thus, these
> classes
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