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Re: Publishing the flexible box model

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 16:39:42 -0700
Message-ID: <484F10BE.2080200@terrainformatica.com>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
CC: robert@ocallahan.org, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, dbaron@dbaron.org, www-style@w3.org

Alan Gresley wrote:
>
> Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
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>> inline elements have no concept of dimension.
>
>
> Andrew.....
>
> What about the text within any inline element or line box? The default 
> is 16px (1em~1.2em) in height with a 96dpi setting and each glyph is 
> about 10 pixels wide. This also applies to the intrinsic dimensions of 
> an image.
>
We are speaking about different things.

Image is display:inline-block; element strictly speaking.
display:inline elements have no meaning for width and height as they are 
not solid blocks but rather fluid chains of boxes - e.g. characters and 
inline-block elements.


-- 
Andrew Fedoniouk.

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