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

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 18:21:03 +1000
Message-ID: <484CE7EF.7040106@css-class.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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


Thank you, my mistake.


>> 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


This is a lot better. I now follow.


Can this part.


#except when that value has been propagated to the viewport


be added to by mentioning the root element, like.


#except when that value has been propagated to the viewport from the 
root element


Alan
Received on Monday, 9 June 2008 08:36:47 GMT

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