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WD-CSS21-20020802 section 9, "Visual formatting model", editorial suggestions

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 06:53:39 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102810b9f93f054870@[64.24.91.50]>
To: www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantekc@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

Following are editorial suggestions for section 9, "Visual formatting
model" (<http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-CSS21-20020802/visuren.html>), of the
Cascading Style Sheets level 2.1 draft
(<http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-CSS21-20020802>).



9.2.3 Run-in boxes


"The properties of the run-in element are inherited from its parent in the
source tree, not from the block box it visually becomes part of."

Change "it visually becomes part of" to "of which, visually, it is a part".



9.4.3 Relative positioning


"'left' moves the boxes to the right"

Capitalize "left".


"'top' moves the boxes down"

Capitalize "top".



9.5 Floats


"Both paragraphs have set 'clear: left', which causes the second paragraph
to be "pushed down" to a position below the float -- its top margin expands
to accomplish this (see the 'clear' property)."

Use a real em dash.



9.5.1 Positioning the float: the 'float' property


"If the current box is left-floating, and there are any left floating boxes"

Hyphenate between the second "left" and "floating".



9.6 Absolute positioning


"They may or may not obscure the contents of another box"

Eliminate the redundant "or may not".



9.7 Relationships between 'display', 'position', and 'float'


"The three properties that affect box generation and layout -- 'display',
'position', and 'float' -- interact as follows"

Use real em dashes.
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 07:12:12 GMT

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