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Re: % is not a valid unit for border-width

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:24:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAf7kJ+U8DBXgUzFO0WiZx4bmXnLWvO3PNYHJaiX3RCQQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: mail@matthewwilcox.com, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/1/5 Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>:
>>
>> Can you show an example of a responsive layout that would use
>> percentage borders?  In my head, I think you'd more often actually
>> want a standard border, but have some way to let your other
>> percentages respond to it and only calculate from the remaining space.
>
> I don’t understand why to justify a use case we have to find examples
> (in the wild). If something cannot be done (and produce predictable
> results), then no one will use it and there will be no examples. How
> are we supposed to find examples to justify something that doesn’t yet
> exist?

I didn't ask for an example in the wild.  A reasonable constructed
example with an explanation of how percentage border widths would help
will suffice.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:25:35 GMT

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