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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 05:25:54 -0800 (PST)
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.4.50.0302220517250.3785-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Etan Wexler wrote:
> Well, my inclination would be to shrug and say that conformant
> implementations must adhere to the CSS box model, not to operating system
> interface guidelines.

This is unacceptable from a UI point of view.

> The specification needs to specify exactly which elements confer the
> permission to deviate from the box model. As it stands, an implementor
> could claim that 'p' and 'div' elements are the "certain elements"
> mentioned in the specification.

Yes, they could, but they'd be the laughing stock of the CSS community.

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