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Re: [CfC][CSS21] Errata: define "formatting context", fix related bugs (Was: Re: [css3-flexbox] overflow property)

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:14:26 +0200
Message-ID: <5002B422.3030900@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>
On 15/07/2012 10:33, Anton Prowse wrote:
> On 14/05/2012 21:44, fantasai wrote:

[Snip part of proposal]

>> In 11.1.1 (Overflow), replace:
>>
>>    | Applies to: block containers
>>
>> with:
>>
>>    | Applies to: block containers and boxes that establish a formatting
>> context

[Snip part of proposal]

> The proposal above is documented in [1] and the WG resolved to accept
> it,[2] [...]  and with the proviso that the change to 11.1.1
> ('overflow') may be further modified based on an assessment of whether
> that change matches reality.[3]

As it turns out, we will not need to change this part of the proposal, 
no matter what we decide to specify as regards overflow on table elements.

The above part of the proposal was based on the expectation that 
'overflow' has its effect on the table box (which establishes a table 
formatting context).

However, if we decide that we wish 'overflow' to have its effect on the 
table wrapper box, then 17.4 would need to be updated to say that, but 
no change would be needed to the "Applies To" line for 'overflow', 
neither in the newly-resolved text above nor in the current spec text, 
since the table wrapper box is a block container.

Hence the proposal in this thread is not contingent on the decision on 
how overflow affects tables (which is being discussed at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jul/0343.html).

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
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