W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > October 2010

[css3-writing-modes] Percentages for margin/border/padding properties

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 11:04:20 -0500
Message-id: <F0C394BC-E998-4980-B55C-F6BD7C267B10@apple.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
CSS3 property definitions for margin/border/padding will need to be amended to account for writing modes.  It's no longer correct to state that margin/border/padding percentages resolve relative to the physical width of the containing block.  They should resolve relative to the logical width of the containing block.

The writing-mode draft states this properly for the logical margin/border/padding properties, but the same should hold true for the physical properties as well.

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Friday, 8 October 2010 16:04:53 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:20:32 GMT