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From: Noel Akins <nakins@arkansas.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 22:31:14 -0600
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To: www-style@w3.org

I first sent this to another list, they pointed me here. I also forgot to 
add a topic line. 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 

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.

I recently found the css3 box-sizing property. I hope this makes it into 
the final version of css3.

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