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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 192

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:29:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402251027580.426@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Etan Wexler wrote:
>> 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.
> It is a mistake to assume that people will read those parts of the
> specification. It is unclear to me whether you're making that
> assumption.

If we can't assume people will read all the key parts of the
specification, then we might as well give up: we can never specify
everything everywhere.

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