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Re: [CSS 2.1: 9.4.1] Block Formating Context - clarification of term propagated

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 02:52:20 -0500
Message-ID: <484CE134.9000700@mit.edu>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Alan Gresley wrote:
> Firstly can the word 'viewport' be changed to 'viewpoint' which I think 
> is the intended meaning.

The intended meaning is "viewport", as it says. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#viewport

> What does the part in the parentheses "except when that value has been 
> propagated to the viewpoint" actually mean?

See http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html#overflow the paragraph 
starting "UAs must apply the 'overflow' property set on the root element 
to the viewport."

> Is this what the spec is meaning or am I understanding this wrong?

The latter, as far as I can tell.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 9 June 2008 07:53:27 GMT

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