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From: Noel Akins <nakins@arkansas.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:37:54 -0600
Message-Id: <5.2.0.9.0.20030227222044.01ca6cb0@pop3.arkansas.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi,
I first sent this to another list, they pointed me here. I have a 
suggestion for an addition to the Height and Width properties as it applies 
to the box model. I would like to see the following.

Basically put: Height: 100% - Xpx;

I was told that this had been suggested before. Well, I'll suggest it again.

I have been taught that a good page will scale to fit (within reason) the 
user's browser window.
I find it odd that the tools for the control of the box model don't allow 
for this. You can't scale with width and height set to Xpx. You can scale 
with X%,  but, try to make a page, or a box, that will scale when you have 
to use a header layout element and a footer element that are a fixed size 
and you want to scale everything in between. It just seems to make sence to 
offer this as an option. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just to be 
able to say "I want the box to be Xpx less in size than the viewport, or 
previous box. Margin and padding just don't do this.

Thanks
Received on Thursday, 27 February 2003 23:37:59 GMT

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