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Re: [css3-images] Editorial: "Bounding box"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:59:57 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC48NZe5A+ARjiSDGmYBmq94exRpw0jPz6QKu1nNKMstA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Arne Storset <lstorset@opera.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 6:29 AM, Leif Arne Storset <lstorset@opera.com> wrote:
>> I reviewed CSS3 Image Values and found no major issues. I did find some
>> minor or editorial issues. Here is the first:
>>
>> Under 3.3 element(), in the sections labelled "Otherwise":
>>
>> | The function represents an image with width and height equal to the
>> | bounding box of the referenced element.
>>
>> [plus several more mentions of "bounding box"]
>>
>> "Bounding box" is not defined in this spec or in CSS 2.1. In other
>> contexts, the term "bounding box" often refers to the total painted
>> area for an element, including shadows and overflow. I suspect
>> "border box" is what is meant, since shadows and some border images are
>> excluded.
>
> Yes, I did indeed mean "border box".  Fixed and logged as issue 3.

I've subsequently changed this usage over to "decorated bounding box",
and defined what that means for CSS and SVG:
<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/#decorated-bounding-box>

Is this an acceptable definition?

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00:44 GMT

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