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RE: [CSS21] Editorial issues with Ch. 8 (Box model) - comments on Working Draft

From: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:39:52 +0000
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <07349ECFC3608F48BC3B10459913E70B12D1573D@TK5EX14MBXC132.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
On Friday, January 07, 2011 12:48 PM Anton Prowse wrote:
> 
> Issue 1: 8.1 (Box dimensions) says:
> 
>    # The dimensions of the content area of a box — the content width and
>    # content height — depend on several factors: whether the element
>    # generating the box has the 'width' or 'height' property set, [...]
> 
>   The wording "has the x property set" is sloppy, not least because all
> properties exist for all elements within a given @media, at least down as far
> as computed value.
> 
> I suggest:
> 
> s/whether the element generating the box has the 'width' or 'height'
> property set/the values of the 'width' and 'height' properties for the element
> generating the box/
> 
> 
> Issue 2: 8.3 (Margin properties) says:
> 
>    # Margin properties specify the width of the margin area of a box.
> 
> s/width of the margin area/width of the pieces of margin/
> 
> since that's what 8.3 is talking about all the way through (eg in the
> specification of what <length> values mean).  It's most definitely /not/
> talking about the actual margin area width, which is a different thing
> entirely.
> 
> I can't say I'm thrilled with "pieces of margin", but that's what is
> already being used in the first paragraph of 8.1, and no preferable term
> such as "margin component" appears in Chapter 8.
> 
> Similarly, 8.4 (Padding properties) says:
> 
>    # The padding properties specify the width of the padding area of a box
> 
> and 8.5 (Border properties) says:
> 
>    # The border properties specify the width [...] of the border area of
> a box
> 
> and 8.5.1 (Border width) says:
> 
>    # The border width properties specify the width of the border area.
> 
> 
> Issue 3: The 'margin-top', 'margin-bottom' property definitions in 8.3
> are followed by the note:
> 
>    # These properties have no effect on non-replaced inline elements.
> 
> I suggest
> s/effect/visual effect/
> to avoid the impression that the properties might not apply to
> non-replaced inlines.
> 

Thank you for your feedback. The CSSWG resolved not to make these changes to the CSS 2.1 specification[1]. We will be reevaluating this issue for errata and future versions of CSS. 

Please respond before 18 March, 2011 if you do not accept the current resolution.

[1] http://w3.org/TR/CSS

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