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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 65

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:27:04 -0600
Message-ID: <402968C8.8050807@mit.edu>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

>     Unlike margin and border, conforming HTML user agents _do_ have to
>     apply padding to <html>?
> 
> CSS WG response:
>     Yes.

May I ask why?  Pardon the frankness, but that's a pretty wacky thing to 
require (or allow, depending on the viewpoint).  Either <html> is 
special and <body> is treated as the root, or <html> is just a block, I 
would think....

Which particular quirk in which particular UA are we catering to, and why?

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:30:06 GMT

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