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[CSS21] Section 11.1 Overflow visible and "may": editorial improvements

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:57:55 -0500
Message-ID: <5634a5b90d98571954dfc0ff923b3b30.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "W3C www-style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>
Hello,

Current text:
{
Generally, the content of a block box is confined to the content edges of
the box. In certain cases, a box may overflow, meaning its content lies
partly or entirely outside of the box
}
Overflow: 11.1
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html#overflow-clipping

Proposed replacement:
{
Generally, the content of a block box is confined to the content edges of
the box. In certain cases, a box overflows, meaning its content lies
partly or entirely outside of the box
}

s/box may overflow/box overflows


{
visible
    This value indicates that content is not clipped, i.e., it may be
rendered outside the block box.
}
Overflow 11.1.1
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html#overflow


{
visible
    This value indicates that content is not clipped, i.e., it can be
rendered outside the block box.
}

s/it may be/it can be

otherwise, add "<a href="x0">in some cases</a>, it will render outside the
block box.".

"May" has a special meaning in the spec. I think the spec should avoid
using a "may" in those 2 sentences, otherwise it looks like, it suggests
that 'overflow: visible' is optional and not required by user agents for
compliance with the spec.

Gérard
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