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Re: [CSS21] empty inline elements

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:54:00 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200704161854.00237.bert@w3.org>

The CSS WG decided as follows on Anne van Kesteren's comment[1] about 
empty inline elements sometimes not being rendered by legacy browsers:

  - Add to 9.4.2:

    Line boxes that contain no text, no preserved white space, no inline
    elements with non-zero margins, padding, or borders, and no other
    in-flow content (such as images, inline blocks or inline tables),
    and don't end with a line feed must be treated as zero-height line
    boxes. For the purposes of margin collapsing, this line box must be

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2006Dec/0057.html

(For reference, this is issue 11 in the forthcoming "Disposition of 

For the CSS WG,

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