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[CSS21] response to issue 189

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 18:39:52 +0100
Message-Id: <200402131739.i1DHdqea030512@lanalana.inria.fr>
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
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:
    http://www.w3.org/mid/3F94ED7C.8070206@escape.com

    S8.2 Examples of margins, padding, and borders
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/box.html#mpb-examples

    # The content width for each LI box is calculated top-down; the
    # containing block for each LI box is established by the UL
    # element.

    The relationship between these two sentences is not clear. What
    does top-down calculation have to do with the UL establishing a
    containing block for each LI?

CSS WG response:
    The spec seems clear to us. (It's basically saying the same thing
    in two different ways: the widths are determined from the root
    element down to the inner most elements, via the containing block
    hierarchy.)


For the CSS WG,
Bert
Received on Friday, 13 February 2004 13:30:58 GMT

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