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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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