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Re: Clarification needed for inline boxes containing block boxes

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:00:06 -0500
Message-ID: <49A6BC86.9060608@mit.edu>
To: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Giovanni Campagna wrote:
> Can my text be the solution?
> 
>> The resulting inline boxes should look exactly as they were contiguous
>> in DOM, but owned by different line boxes (ie with a line break inside the inline box)

I think so, yes.

> Yeah, of course block-in-inline. Well, they wrote invalid HTML, so
> they should have expected non consistent rendering.
> In addition, rendering is not consistent even now, so I don't think
> there are sites like that, as long as they test in IE6/7 and FF2/3
> (the most used browsers)

Rendering is only inconsistent if you set borders or padding on the 
inline.  Rendering without that is pretty consistent....

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2009 16:05:54 GMT

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