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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 63

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:24:44 -0600
Message-ID: <4029683C.5050304@mit.edu>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> Your e-mail:
>     http://www.w3.org/mid/200310041953.h94JrMkT024123@no-knife.mit.edu
>     Section 8.2 (Example of margins, padding, and borders)
>     <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/box.html#mpb-examples>
>     "The height of each LI box is given by its content height, plus
>     top and bottom padding, borders, and margins." What does that
>     mean, exactly?
> CSS WG response:
>     It's only an example. No change.

What's the point of having incorrect or misleading examples?  Enough 
people are confused about what "height" means in CSS without examples 
like this to confuse them further (and the people involved are exactly 
the ones who would read the examples but not any of the rest of the spec).

Essentially, the term "height" as used in that sentence is completely 
meaningless (it's not used in quite that fashion anywhere else in the 
spec).  Please replace it with a term like "box height" or something and 
define that term carefully.

who is tired of people filing bugs after reading such examples
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:30:02 UTC

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