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[CSS21] response to issue 62

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 17:46:01 +0100
Message-ID: <16423.47433.476395.452258@lanalana.inria.fr>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

This is the CSS WG's response to an issue you raised on the last CSS
2.1 draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915). We want to
publish CSS 2.1 as a CR in about two weeks. Please let us know this
week if you think our response is wrong.

Your e-mail:

    Section 8.1 (Box Dimensions)

    The definition of "box width" given in this section gives me some
    pause. The only mentions of the term "box width" in chapters 8-18
    of the specification (other than this definition) are:

    A) A statement immediately preceding that says that box widths are
    explained in a later chapter.

    B) Discussion of percent values for left/right (section 9.3.1
    Choosing a positioning scheme: 'position' property). The prose
    there says these are percentages of the "containing block's box
    width"; is it really intended that he containing block's margin's
    affect the offset from the padding edge in this case, per the
    definition of "box width"?

    C) Discussion of min-width/max-width (10.4 Minimum and maximum
    widths: 'min-width' and 'max-width'). The prose here says that
    these properties constrain "box widths".... except that's not true
    according to the Section 8.1 definition of "box width". They
    constrain content widths.

    D) A reference to "page box width" in chapter 13. This also seems
    to want the content width.

CSS WG response:

    Removed definition of box width and box height (A).
    Changed occurrences B (removed "box").
    Used "content width" instead of "box width" (C).
    D is referring to the {{page box} width} not the {page {box width}}.

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