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Re: [cssom-view] small update

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 23:33:33 +0100
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t7rsx7cf64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 21:06:24 +0100, Robert O'Callahan  
<robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> This isn't a well-formed sentence. Also, this isn't quite accurate; when
> tables break vertically you may want to return additional rects, e.g.  
> table,
> caption, table, table. (Although since we don't currently break tables
> across CSS3 column boundaries, it's not possible for Web authors to  
> observe
> this in FF3. Hopefully it will be possible in a future release.)

So how do we capture that accurately?

>> describing the border boxes, including anonymous block  
>> boxes<http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#anonymous-block-level>
> This seems to be the opposite of what I wanted. I probably wasn't clear
> enough. In the example I gave the anonymous block box is actually as  
> wide as the containing block. Instead of returning that, getClientRects  
> must return the real block box contained in the anonymous block box.  
> (Note there may
> actually be multiple levels of anonyous block boxes the algorithm has to
> unwrap.)

Ah. So for each "anonymous block box" you take the child box(es) until you  
don't have any anonymous block boxes left?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 9 March 2008 22:33:39 UTC

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