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Re: [CSS21] shaping newcomers contributions (was Re: cases that do not pass in any browser

From: Patrick Garies <w3c.www-style@patrick.garies.name>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:28:02 -0500
Message-ID: <4C719662.7010706@patrick.garies.name>
To: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Apparently, I didn't send this to the list, so here it is again
(slightly different since it didn't save to my "Sent" folder and I had
to rewrite it as a result):

On 2010-08-15 6:58 AM, Peter Moulder wrote:
> For example, my understanding of the diagram just before section
> 17.4.1 conflicts with the diagram's caption, but in section 8.3.1
> (Collapsing Margins) I don't understand the intended meaning of some
> of the basic relationships that everything is defined in terms of,
> so it's hard for me to get as far as trying to apply that section's
> rules to the situation to know the meaning of the caption and whether
> there's a conflict or not.

This is an error in the spec; the caption beneath the diagram is incorrect.

During IE8 development, someone at Microsoft suggested removing the
margin collapsing behavior between table and caption boxes. Everyone
agreed to that and, thus, caption box margins no longer collapse with
anything. They submitted a new diagram describing the new behavior, but
whoever updated the spec apparently forgot to change the caption as
well. The old diagram (that matches the current caption) can be found at
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CSS21-20070719/tables.html#model>.

(I noticed this issue maybe half a year ago, but I never got around to
reporting it.)
Received on Monday, 23 August 2010 07:27:18 GMT

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