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Re: [css21] Collapsing margins

From: Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 03:41:29 -0500
Message-ID: <43F82F39.5030407@gmail.com>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

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Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
|> You are speaking about two boxes but [css21] is
|> using singular form:  "a box":
|> "If the top and bottom margins of a box are adjoining, then it is
|> possible for margins to collapse through it."
|> So it could be literally read as:
|> "margins of a zero height box may collapse through it"
|> Is this a meaning of the phrase? collapse through what?

Yeah, looking at the spec, that point is describing the situation where
the block element has no height, and therefore the top and bottom
margins are right next to each other (and collapse together).  That's
why it uses the singular "box".

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