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Re: [CSS21] Suggestion to remove confusing non-normative verbiage in section 10.3.8

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 01:17:02 -0500
Message-ID: <478EF2DE.9060802@inkedblade.net>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 
> The first sentence of section 10.3.8 [1] is:
> 
>   This situation is similar to the previous one, except that the element
>   has an intrinsic width.
> 
> This sentence seems to be informative, not normative, and has confused 
> at least one person into thinking that this section does not apply to 
> replaced elements without an intrinsic width.  See 
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=412679#c12> (down past all 
> the quoted stuff).
> 
> I suggest just removing this sentence, since it has nothing to add to 
> the normative part of the section.  The width computation is covered 
> completely by step 1 in the list.

Does replacing

   # This situation is similar to the previous one, except that the element
   # has an intrinsic width. The sequence of substitutions is now:

with

   | This situation is similar to the previous one, except the sequence of
   | substitutions is now:

solve the problem?

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2008 06:17:11 GMT

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