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Re: box-sizing: border-box;

From: Scott Romack <sromack@PTSTEAMS.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:39:26 -0600
To: <www-style@w3.org>
> I note that you carefully avoided answering my question...  I
appreciate that.

Well I tried to, the example http://lucen8.com/border-box.htm
<http://lucen8.com/border-box.htm>  was given as an example (in opera)
but I'm no as prolific as Tantek "Since negative content widths are
illegal, it makes sense for the computed content width to be set to 0 in
this case."
Thanks all for helping me understand some of the complexities involved
although I'm still not convinced. From a visual design perspective it
would be nice to be able to specify that a box be 200 units and have it
actually be 200 units. I really don't care what happens if you do
something stupid like "width: 10px; padding: 5px; border: 6px" or nested
divs with padding. I do understand the specification would have to
consider these errors. Again, please leave border-box in the CSS3 spec.
"Creativity is more important than knowledge."
                                               -- Einstein
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2003 11:39:25 UTC

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