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Re: Percentage height meaurements.

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 17:31:43 -0700
To: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Cc: Richard York <richy@smilingsouls.net>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BCDBD61E.46E7D%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 5/27/04 5:11 PM, "Justin Wood" <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu> wrote:

> Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 
>> On 5/27/04 2:16 PM, "Justin Wood" <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>> The solution to your problem, which IS NOT a final spec though (so not
>>> sure how good it would be to put in a book) is the css-property:
>>> 'box-sizing'  in the CSS3 Box Model spec [1].
>>>    
>>> 
>> 
>> Correction: 'box-sizing' is already in the CSS3 Basic User Interface
>> specification which is a Candidate Recommendation (CR), and implementations
>> (and uses) are officially encouraged.
>> 
>> At least two working implementations already exist (IE5/Mac and Opera 7.5),
>> and Mozilla implements box-sizing with alternate syntax.
>> 
>> [1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/CR-css3-ui-20040511/#box-sizing>
>> 
>> Tantek
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 
> Tantek,
>   You leave me corrected, I had thought I seen it in a CR spec, but
> forgot it was the UI one to look in, found it in box model, so said that....
> 
>   Now, correct me if I am wrong but IE5-Mac does 'not' support the
> box-sizing property

Yes you are mistaken.  IE5/Mac *does* support the 'box-sizing' property.

> only it supports IE's mistaken use of the
> box-sizing,

IE5/Mac *does* has a default style sheet rule for box-sizing to border-box
*only* when in "compat/quirks" mode.

> which means that "border-box" is all it supports, no
> property needed ;-)

Quite the contrary.

IE5/Mac not only supports the CSS box model, but was the first browser to
pass the CSS1 test suite.

Tantek
Received on Thursday, 27 May 2004 20:30:43 GMT

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