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Some additional questions?

From: Tapio Markula <tapio1@gamma.nic.fi>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 05:31:35 -0500 (EST)
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To: bbos@w3.org, peter@linss.com, www-style@w3.org, attinasi@netscape.com, <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, "Haavard K. Moen" <hkmoen@opera.com>, sean@mysterylights.com
Hi again

I wrote last time

"MS IE 5.0 for Mac behaves with certain DTD as if the width should be ALWAYS
calculated according to the calculation formula of CSS2. In my mind this is
incorrect, if only the width-attribute is used."

In my mind MS IE for Mac works incorrect if only the width-attribute is
used. CSS2 doesn't define GENERIC principles how width-values should be
handled => width should be handled according to CSS2 ONLY if the
width-property has been given. In other situations the default value or
explicit HTML width-attribute is used.

Concerning CSS3 the situation is more complicated. I must add three questions:

1) Does the the 'box-sizing:content-box' attribute concern GENERIC LEVEL,
how width-values should be handled, when it affects both to the
width-attributes and width-properties?

2) Does CSS3 create GENERIC DEFAULT value 'box-sizing:content-box' even if
the attribute has not explicite defined?

3) Is the 'box-sizing:content-box' ONLY *related with the width-property*,
when it should not affect anything, if ONLY the width-attribute is defined?

The W3C working group must EXPLICIT define, if the 'box-sizing' is GENERIC
property of only sub-property of the widht-property!
Tapio Markula, tapio.markula@nic.fi, tapio1@nic.fi
http://www.nic.fi/~tapio1/index.html (Finnish)
http://www.nic.fi/~tapio1/index_e.html (English)
I like
____ Cascading 
______ Style
______   Sheets

I have made something also with XML and XSL:

http://www.nic.fi/~tapio1/Opetus/XSL-new.php3 (XML)
http://www.nic.fi/~tapio1/Teahing/XSL-new.php3 (XML)
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