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Re: [CSS21] "containing block" disambiguation"

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:05:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4B399C21.4010907@inkedblade.net>
To: sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au>
CC: www-style@w3.org
sam wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> In section 9.1.2 of CSS2.1 spec, I think it should be explained better 
> that the term "containing block" applies to boxes of inline and block 
> elements. The term is misleading isnt it?

I don't find it misleading. The definition of the containing block is only
useful when it is used in some calculation. Is there some part of the spec
that uses the term "containing block" in which it is unclear whether or
not it affects inline boxes?

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 29 December 2009 06:05:57 GMT

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