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Re: Tabbed Interfaces in CSS

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:27:36 -0700
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5CD615C8-B5F3-4C25-8044-E4FEDF29CCA0@gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

On Apr 25, 2009, at 5:35 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> One could introduce a whole new CSS property to describe legend's  
> positioning behavior, but that would mean sorting our how it  
> interacts with existing display/position/float.  One could add a  
> hack where if the position is static and the float is none then you  
> do the current behavior (though there are some interesting questions  
> regarding display still).  That involves defining exactly what one  
> means by "legend" in that case.  Right now in Gecko, the definition  
> is basically "this thing that's out of the fieldeset's flow in this  
> particular special way".

OK, I could see how its more complicated in Gecko than I imagined. But  
is there any reason why it shouldn't become a more mundane inline- 
block element if its position was set to absolute? Or why its width  
cannot be set by the author to something else that would create a more  
normal width interaction?
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