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Re: Containing block for Abs Pos elements

From: Ian Hickson <ianh@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 17:29:56 +0000 (GMT)
To: ValerieGSharp <ValerieGSharp@netscapeonline.co.uk>
cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0109031727590.1535-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, ValerieGSharp wrote:
> 
> But the containing block for an element with position:static is formed
> by the *content* edge of the ancestor, not the padding edge.
> 
> So, for an Abs. Pos. element with offsets 'auto', should the containing
> block be formed by the padding or the content edge?

Padding edge, but I don't understand why this is a problem. Could you give
an example where there is a contradiction or unexpected behaviour if one
assumes that the spec (including errata) is correct?

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