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Re: [CSS21] 'overflow' and CB

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:23:00 -0700
Message-ID: <4C59DA34.1090002@inkedblade.net>
To: Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 07/04/2010 11:58 PM, Masataka Yakura wrote:
> Just came across with this post:
> <http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?u=http://tomato.myftp.org/blog/readone.php%3Fid%3D105&sl=ja&tl=en>
>
> The guy who wrote it wonders if there's a contradiction in CSS 2.1.
>
> 1. In "11.1.1 Overflow: the 'overflow' property" there's an example
> stating "the<blockquote>  to be clipped by the containing block." [1]
> 2. In this case, the containing block is "formed by the content edge
> of the nearest block-level, table cell or inline-block ancestor box."
> [2]
> 3. However, the overflow "specifies whether a box is clipped to its
> padding edge," not the content edge. [3]
>
> That's what the guy basically says. I think that's not a contradiction
> but I do think the example needs to be more accurate. Saying that the
> <blockquote>  is clipped by the "containing block" would only work for
> this particular case, where the content edge is the same as the
> padding edge.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visufx.html#img-overflow1
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visudet.html#containing-block-details
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visufx.html#overflow-clipping

I've filed this as an editorial issue; it should say "<div>'s padding box"
or similar, not "containing block".

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:23:36 GMT

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