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

From: Ph. Wittenbergh <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 16:57:32 +0900
Cc: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Message-Id: <C9AEC8D6-4D0B-4D1E-929D-3CF6DF1CCEDD@asahi-net.or.jp>
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On Jun 9, 2008, at 4:39 PM, Alan Gresley wrote:

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> In CSS2.1: 9.4.1 - Block Formating Context there is this line.
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> #and elements with 'overflow' other than 'visible' (except when
> #that value has been propagated to the viewport) establish new
> #block formatting contexts.
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> Firstly can the word 'viewport' be changed to 'viewpoint' which I  
> think is the intended meaning.

No the term 'viewport' is correct.
See: 9.1.1 The viewport
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> What does the part in the parentheses "except when that value has  
> been propagated to the viewpoint" actually mean?

That all refers to 11.1:
[quote]
UAs must apply the 'overflow' property set on the root element to the  
viewport
[/quote]


Philippe
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