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Re: [css21] definition of intrinsic

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 17:52:04 +0100
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s6xfs2zg64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 17:17:00 +0100, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:
>> I believe the definition given in
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/conform.html#intrinsic is incorrect as it
>> states that CSS 2.1 assumes that all replaced elements have intrinsic
>> dimensions, while CSS 2.1 doesn't make such an assumption at all.
>
> Indeed, CSS used to make that assumption, but it doesn't anymore.
>
> Do you have a suggestion for a fix? Just drop that sentence? Replace it
> by "Some replaced elements don't have intrinsic dimensions"?

Make the definition something like:

   "The width and height as defined by the element itself,
   not imposed by the surroundings. CSS does not define how
   the intrinsic dimensions are found. In CSS 2.1 only
   replaced elements can come with intrinsic dimensions."

Basically changing the last sentence to "In CSS 2.1 only replaced elements  
can come with intrinsic dimensions." which may or may not be important to  
have.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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