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Re: [css21] clearance

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:56:33 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090204165633.GB20899@pickering.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2009-02-03 11:11 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> In http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#flow-control it states "...  
> then its clearance must be set to the greater of" and then "... to make  
> the sum of the following equal ..." and the one of the following is "the  
> clearance itself". This seems circular. What am I missing?

It's not circular.  What it says is really:

  The clearance must be set to the greater of
    1. (a)
    2. the amount necessary to make the sum of the following equal
    to (b):
       - (c)
       - the clearance itself
       - (d)
       - (e)

This is equivalent to saying:

  The clearance must be set to the greater of:
    1. (a)
    2. (b) minus ((c) plus (d) plus (e))

-David

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