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Re: [css3-multicol] Applies to block containers

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:35:27 +0100
Message-ID: <51255DBF.7090700@kozea.fr>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Le 21/02/2013 00:30, Håkon Wium Lie a écrit :
>   > I use "block container" as short for "block container box", defined here:
>   >http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#block-container-box
>
> But properties apply to elements, not boxes.

Do they? The cascade results in a computed value for every (property, 
element pair). The "applies to" concept is a bit more fuzzy. My 
understanding is that it indicates whether the value is "considered" 
somehow at some point, or not. But many properties (eg. width) are never 
considered before box generation.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 23:35:53 GMT

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