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[css2] Box Model padding

From: Paul Duncan <paul.duncan@marketpipe.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:44:59 -0000
Message-Id: <200503171245.j2HCj7W18291@raq157.servercity.co.uk>
To: "'W3C CSS'" <www-style@w3.org>

I have been directed here from the css-discuss.org list.

I have been trying to understand the logic behind the css standard that puts
the padding applied to a block element outside the box. From all the layout
hacks and countless people struggling with simple page layouts it would seem
that the current box model is having problems in the real world. 

Is there any specification or plans to address this by introducing an
'inside-padding' style which would render padding inside the block element? 
Without doubt this would reduce code and make css layout far more simple.


Paul Duncan
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