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Re: Box model: min-margin and max-margin, max-padding and min-padding

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 12:12:53 -0700
Message-ID: <006401c4a8b3$d17f74e0$0201a8c0@ATHLON>
To: "Brian Sexton" <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Cc: "www style" <www-style@w3.org>

|...but the current state of CSS implementations--as evidenced by the
| age of some CSS bugs in browsers--is not encouraging.

Right.

CSS21: "For this specification to exit the CR stage, the following
conditions must be met:
1.There must be at least two interoperable implementations for every
feature..."

E.g. there are 15 values in 'display' attribute.
Only four of them (CSS1: none, block, inline, list-item) work somehow more
than in two UAs.

So, for the time being, CSS level 1 (W3C Recommendation 17 Dec 1996, revised
11 Jan 1999)
is the Recommendation.

About dispaly: table-*. Being applied will dramaticly modify underlying DOM.
Too artificial and complex in interpretation and in implementation.
Plus it seems nobody really needs them.
My guess: will not be implemented.

About dispaly: inline-block. In fact can be applied only to pure <span>
alike elements. Other use cases are just not allowable by HTML Rec.
My guess: will not be used even being implemented.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com

|
| > | ... Opera is a notable exception.
| >
| > Try to open http://terrainformatica.com/w3/block-inline.htm then.
| > I wouldn't consider still this as a support of inline-block.
| > (no offence to Opera developers, in fact - my deepest and honest respect
| > to
| > them)
|
| Hopefully support for inline-block will improve all-around (or be
| implemented where it has not been already) soon, but I will not hold my
| breath.  I like to think that all of this standards discussion is for
| something, but the current state of CSS implementations--as evidenced by
the
| age of some CSS bugs in browsers--is not encouraging.
|
|
| Cheers,
|
| Brian Sexton
|
|
|
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