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Re: [css21] Initial containing block definition (editorial)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:58:40 -0800
Message-ID: <493DB4B0.8090502@inkedblade.net>
To: "Grant, Melinda" <melinda.grant@hp.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Grant, Melinda wrote:
> Section 10.1 says:
> The containing block in which the root element lives is a rectangle
> with the dimensions of the viewport, anchored at the canvas origin
> for continuous media, and the page area for paged media. This
> containing block is called the initial containing block.
>  
> This wording seems to allow the interpretation that the page area
> has the dimensions of the viewport.  I suggest rewording to:
>   The containing block in which the root element lives is a
>   rectangle called the initial containing block.  For
>   continuous media, it has the dimensions of the viewport, and is
>   anchored at the canvas origin; it is the page area for paged media.

I would change that last clause to
   for paged media it is the page area
(i.e. put the for clause in front). Other than that, I agree this
makes the text a lot clearer.

> I also suggest 'page area' link to its definition in Section 13.2.

Agreed.

Filed as CSS2.1 Issue 93, marked editorial:
   http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-93

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 23:59:20 GMT

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