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Re: [CSS21] Error in position:fixed and print medium

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:36:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Syntactic: Jim Wilkinson" <syntactic@btinternet.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411221535150.13371@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Syntactic: Jim Wilkinson wrote:
> For the compliant browsers it's then necessary to shift down the 
> document's main content on every page so that it doesn't overwrite the 
> header. Setting a top margin on <body> (for example) will work only for 
> the first page. I tried to figure out what the CSS2 spec authors had in 
> mind. I concluded that the @page rule may have been intended here 
> [Section 13.2]. Setting an @page top margin creates a page-box margin on 
> every page but unfortunately it shifts down the "fixed" header as well. 
> So I then applied a negative "top" offset to it. Although that had the 
> desired effect, the header, now shifted outside the <body> box, was 
> hidden, even when I specified overflow:visible on <body>.

That the overflow is hidden is a bug in the implementations, not in the 

> No one on css-d has come up with a solution. It's my belief that the 
> CSS21 spec is deficient/inconsistent. Although we're talking about a 
> very basic and practical item of functionality here, it may well be 
> decided that CSS21 should not be amended since CSS3 Paged Media appears 
> to address the issue through margin boxes [Section 4]. Can I ask a 
> member of the CSS WG to comment on and acknowledge the issue?

Yes, the intention is for headers and footers to be done using the page 
margins from CSS3.

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