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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:57:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Syntactic: Jim Wilkinson" <syntactic@btinternet.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, W3C: ;
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411231255480.1291@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Syntactic: Jim Wilkinson wrote:
> > 
> > That the overflow is hidden is a bug in the implementations, not in 
> > the spec.
> Thanks for this confirmation. Can I take it that you are confirming that 
> using @page plus a negative margin on <body> is what was intended in 
> CSS2/21 to push down the content below the fixed header and that there 
> is no other method intended by the spec?

I don't know that I'd go as far as saying that it was what was intended to 
be used (I don't recall what was intended), but it is something that would 
work, as far as I can tell.

> > Yes, the intention is for headers and footers to be done using the 
> > page margins from CSS3.
> Noted. I take it that it is unlikely that CSS21 will be amended to make 
> its method clearer since CSS3 Paged Media will provide a better method 
> once browsers start to offer experimental support for the CR.

What exactly would you want amending?

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