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Re: Shadows vs. layout

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:10:43 -0700
Message-Id: <AFA763CD-1518-4FBD-8B75-3236BBCBA06E@gmail.com>
To: David Perrell <davidp@hpaa.com>
Cc: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>

On Aug 4, 2009, at 4:38 PM, "David Perrell" <davidp@hpaa.com> wrote:

> Brad Kemper wrote:
> | Me too. I would suggest we use "ink overflow" for anything described
> | as having no affect on layout (defining what that means more
> | precisely), provided it is not a property that can move content of  
> the
> | element it is applied to around (thus excluding positioning from  
> this
> | definition).
>
> How do these visual effects differ from outlines re scroll?

I would include outline in that definition of visual effects not to  
affect layout in any way. Perhaps 'outline' needs to be updated to use  
language consistent with others (i.e. the word "layout")?


> If "...an
> outline doesn't influence the position or size of a box or of any  
> other
> boxes" and "...does not affect formatting (i.e., no space is left  
> for it in
> the box model)," surely an outline prompted by :hover or :focus  
> should not
> cause creation of scroll bars.

Yes, I agree.

>
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