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Re: collapsible property

From: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:39:03 -0600
Message-ID: <4B74F787.60509@fastmail.us>
To: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
CC: Daniel Danilatos <danilatos@google.com>, www-style@w3.org, news@terrainformatica.com, Julie Parent <jparent@chromium.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
On 2010-02-11 10:00 PM, Patrick Garies wrote:
> (A bit late since SMTP is blocked at school.)
>
> On 2/10/2010 11:43 PM, Daniel Danilatos wrote:
>> Inferring orthogonal behaviour from line height or similar
>> properties seems kinda hacky and potentially leading to all kinds
>> of corner cases. I think it's clearer and simpler to have a
>> property that defines exactly the desired behaviour (keep the block
>> element open) and leave things like line height and min height to
>> their independent meanings, without having to complicate them with
>> extended interpretations
>
> Maybe I'm misunderstanding the issue.
>
> You seem to want an element--when it (A) is empty or (B) all of its
> child elements are empty or (C) all it contains is whitespace--to
> remain one line tall rather than "collapse" to a height of zero when
> it has no content. If this is actually what you want, then all you're
> trying to do is control the presentation of the element's height; I
> don't see how this is "orthogo

Oops. Looks like I sent an incomplete auto-saved draft instead of the 
complete copy in my Outbox that failed to send. Just sent that one now.
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