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Re: [CSS21] min-height: 100% in html, body

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:17:20 +1100
Message-ID: <4F274120.9070907@css-class.com>
To: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org, simon.sapin@kozea.fr
On 31/01/2012 2:30 AM, Øyvind Stenhaug wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:41:19 +0100, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>

>> According to 10.1, a containing block is one of :
>>
>> 1. The viewport
>> 2. A page area
>> 3. The content edge or padding edge of a block container
>> 4. The bounding box around the padding boxes of ... something. I’m not
>> sure how exactly that one works. (Can an inline element generate more
>> than one inline-level boxes while *not* being split across lines?)
>
> (Yes, e.g.
> <div dir="ltr"><span>english WERBEH</span> WERBEH</span></div>
> where the uppercase parts represent right-to-left letters)

10.1 is talking about something like this [1], this [2] or this [3]. 
Note point 1.4:

   | In the case that the ancestor is an inline element,
   | the containing block is the bounding box around
   | the padding boxes of the first and the last inline
   | boxes generated for that element. In CSS 2.1, if
   | the inline element is split across multiple lines,
   | the containing block is undefined.


This to my knowledge this was first mentioned on this list by Bruno 
Fassino [4] and became CSS21 issue-215 [5]. The resolution was to keep 
it undefined.

   | In CSS 2.1, if the inline element is split across
   | multiple lines, the containing block is *undefined*.


1. http://css-class.com/test/temp/containing-block-inline.htm
2. http://www.brunildo.org/test/inline-cb.html
3. http://brunildo.org/test/ts/containing-block-inline.html
4. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Mar/0140.html
5. http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-215



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Alan Gresley
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