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Re: WD-CSS21-20020802 section 8, "Box model", substantive comments

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 12:18:44 +0000 (GMT)
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantekc@microsoft.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0211161217560.12577-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 16 Nov 2002, Etan Wexler wrote:
> 
> While I am aware of the given definition, I could not help but feel that
> the word "may" was used in its colloquial sense in the passage which I
> reproduce here:
> 
>     Notably for HTML, user agents may render borders
>     for certain elements (e.g., buttons, menus, etc.)
>     differently than for "ordinary" elements.
> 
> I am asking the editors or the Working Group as a whole to confirm or deny
> my suspicion.
> 
> If my suspicion is wrong and the word "may" was, in fact, a grant of
> permission, I must ask why the editors granted such permission.

It's a grant, and it's because the borders provided by CSS are totally
inadequate to render borders that look like native controls.

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