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Re: Section 10.3.8 really needs to be fixed

From: Ben Cotterell <ben.cotterell@antplc.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:42:08 +0000
To: CSS <www-style@w3.org>
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On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 02:24:47PM -0600, David Hyatt wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2008, at 10:00 AM, Ben Cotterell wrote:
> >>
> >
> >10.3.8 as it stands is quite good for replaced elements that really  
> >have
> >intrinsic dimensions, like images. But less good for ones that don't,
> >like iframes.
> >
> >
> We've had bugs filed against WebKit in the image case too.  I don't  
> really agree that having intrinsic dimensions is the issue.  I think  
> images should be stretchable as well.  If the author specifies left:0  
> and right:0, it doesn't matter whether the object has intrinsic  
> dimensions or not.   The author's intent is clear.  Ignoring what the  
> author explicitly requested just because the image had an intrinsic  
> size does not make much sense to me.

I can't really argue with that.

After all authors can override intrinsic dimensions by setting explicit
widths and heights so why not by setting both left and right.

Ben Cotterell
Senior Software Engineer, ANT Software Limited
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 10:42:24 GMT

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