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Re: [CSS 2.1] Editorial change ("subsequent" -> "following") wrt margin collapsing and clearance in section 8.3.1

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:44:12 -0700
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To: www-style@gtalbot.org
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2010/8/11 "GĂ©rard Talbot" <www-style@gtalbot.org>:
> Hello all,
>
> "
> When an element's own margins collapse, and that element has had clearance
> applied to it, its top margin collapses with the adjoining margins of
> subsequent siblings but that resulting margin does not collapse with the
> bottom margin of the parent block.
> "
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/box.html#collapsing-margins
>
> Proposed modification:
> s/subsequent/following/
>
> Reasons why:
> 1- at least 3 people (Bruno Fassino, Arron Eicholz and me) were confused
> or hesitant or not sure about the meaning of subsequent. This may be/could
> have been related more to the intrinsec difficulty of that part of the
> spec than to the choice of adjective.
> 2- "following sibling" is defined in section 3.1
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/conform.html#defs
> as "Element B is a following sibling if it comes after A in the document
> tree."
> while subsequent sibling is not defined in section 3.1

I agree with this suggestion, and think I've used "following" in all
of my suggested changes.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 19:44:59 GMT

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