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Re: "Replacedness" of form-type elements

From: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:11:27 +0200
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: www-style@w3.org
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On 26 Apr 2005 at 17:14, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Staffan Mhln wrote:
> > How are form type elements supposed to be handled in CSS 2.1?  
> 
> CSS2.1 does not define which properties apply to form controls and frames, 
> or how CSS can be used to style them. User agents may apply CSS properties 
> to these elements. Authors are recommended to treat such support as 
> experimental. A future level of CSS may specify this further.

I would very much appreciate if you could elaborate a bit on the 
intentions here? CSS 2.1 is obviously a great success for the WG. In 
this particular case however, it seems to to remove something rather 
fundamental that was defined and at least reasonably interoperably 
implemented. 

My orginal intentions with the question was otherwise more how this 
type of element interacts with the inline model. Two UAs from three 
tested seem to have a particular way of handling form-type elements 
baselines and/or vertical-align, and their interpretation often makes 
sense but their implementations seem to cause problems for the inline 
model. Are there any UAs that implement 'inline-block' to this level 
of detail (assuming that is a probable future solution)?

 /Staffan
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 12:11:28 GMT

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