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Re: [CSS2.1] Replaced elements

From: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:14:11 +0200
Message-ID: <432EC7B3.7040404@comhem.se>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Bert Bos wrote:
> On Thursday 15 September 2005 14:54, Staffan Mhln wrote:

>>Ok, thanks for considering it. Would it be possible/useful to remove
>>the HTML example and remove the fallback pixels (both of those are
>>new to CSS 2.1 i belive)?
> New for the CSS spec, yes, not new in practice.
> Browsers have to do something. Several do 300px, so we might as well 
> pick that. That's one more worry for browser makers solved.

In my opinion the CSS rec should not change this unless there is a more 
complete solution, and i think it is possible that browser makers may 
have to worry if a change is made (since i think they do not currently 
consistently implement what the rec will say with the change).

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> Other than an error message, I can think of one other way to keep 
> something reserved for future use: make the behaviour unpredictable. 
> Browsers pick a random size on every (re)load.
> But random behaviour isn't a tradition on the Web, so what would 
> probably happen in practice is that browser makers are inundated with 
> bug reports...

I hope random behaviour is not what i proposed :). I aimed to suggest 
nearer to status quo given that a more full solution will not be 
feasible for CSS 2.1. In particular the HTML example seems wrong to me.


Neither of those are big issues to me and i am quite happy with any 
resolution, thanks for taking the time to discuss this,

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