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[CSS21] Outline versus border edge

From: Gérard Talbot <info@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:25:01 -0500
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To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Hello all,

The latest CSS 2.1 spec says

"
The outline may be drawn starting just outside the border edge.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/ui.html#dynamic-outlines



One of the previous CSS 2 version was saying

"
The outline is drawn starting just outside the border edge.
"


Why the "is" was changed to "may be" ?

My opinion is that the previous "is" should be reinstated, restaured in
CSS 2.1, section 18.



CSS3 Basic User Interface Module, 8.5 'outline-offset' property says

"
By default, the outline is drawn starting just outside the border edge.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-ui/#outline-offset

If the "may be" remains in CSS 2.1, then CSS 3 outline-offset property
definition should change

initial: 0

to

initial: user agent dependent

Either way, whatever is decided, some verse should be updated to reflect
this.

regards, Gérard
Received on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 22:25:44 GMT

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