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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 192

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 14:03:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402171401440.14033@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, David Woolley wrote:
>>
>>       Applies to:  all elements except elements with table display
>>                    types other than table and inline-table
>
> Where you have subtleties like this, people will forever read this
> rule without fully reading the rule that causes there to be no
> effect on presentation.  I think it is worth a parenthetical note
> that will not be any visual effect for some display types.

I don't really what there is to say. Any reading of the parts of the spec
that discuss inline elements will very quickly reveal the fact that given
the inline box model, there is no possible way in which the margin of an
inline element _could_ have any visual effect.

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