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Re: [CSS21] Issue 283 - undefining size of replaced elements with intrinsic ratio only

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:07:42 -0700
Message-ID: <4D8955EE.8080603@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 03/22/2011 06:46 PM, fantasai wrote:
> On 03/22/2011 04:13 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> I prefer the Chrome/IE behavior, given that we're calculating the size
>> of an inline replaced element. I wouldn't want it to act like a block
>> by default and get all huge, automatically dropping down to the next
>> line of text.

Keep in mind also that the sizing rules here apply to replaced blocks as
well as replaced inlines.

> The resolution was to make it undefined because, due to the misinterpretation
> of SVG's percentage widths and heights as intrinsic widths and heights, we
> have no implementations. It does not override the previous resolutions we had
> that this is the correct and desired behavior.
>
> 300x150 is useless for SVG. If you want it, you can get it by specifying
> explicitly. But if you want to insert a pretty picture or a graph, the
> behavior currently in the spec is much more useful, and not something you
> can get otherwise.
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