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Re: Clarification needed for inline boxes containing block boxes

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:23:58 -0500
Message-ID: <49A6B40E.2050409@mit.edu>
To: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Giovanni Campagna wrote:
> Actually I didn't notice you referring to that section, but reading
> more carefully it seems that "if a border had been set on the BODY
> element in the above example, the border would be drawn around C1
> (open at the end of the line) and C2 (open at the start of the line)".
> That is, only the Opera behaviour is allowed per current spec.

Ah, indeed.  It doesn't make the padding behavior clear, still.

> If this thread is for changing it, I expressed my opinion.

No, this thread is just for clarifying the spec.

>>> I personally don't like n 1
>> Too bad.  At this point it's been specified as the right thing for years and
>> web sites depend on it.
> 
> Do web sites really depend on inline-in-block?

Yes.  They don't think of it in those terms, but they write some HTML 
and expect it to render as they see it rendered.  (I assume you meant 
block-in-inline, btw).

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2009 15:25:03 GMT

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