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Re: Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:32:58 -0500
Message-ID: <4F414E6A.1050105@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 2/19/12 2:21 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> If anyone has examples of such issues, please could you document them
> in this thread?

The fact that "display" and "position" and "float" are separate 
properties (or at the very least that the "absolute" and "fixed" values 
of "position" are not just values of "display", and likewise for left 
and right floating).  Not sure that "everyone" agrees on this, though.

Some people would argue that the fact that box-sizing is content-box by 
default falls in this bucket.  Again, not sure about "everyone".

Then again, I don't think "everyone" thinks that the way physical units 
work right now is worse than the alternative, fwiw.

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 19 February 2012 19:33:26 GMT

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