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RE: [CSS2.1] Interop Issue in regards to fixed/absolute positioned children inside of inline-relative containers

From: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:34:59 +0000
To: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, Pavel Curtis <pavelc@microsoft.com>
CC: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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Sorry for the delayed response.

Starting off, let's focus on the blue square, we can then discuss the green square once we reach agreement on the blue. Gerard had a great question in regards to my confusion of Chrome moving the blue square:

> The containing block of an element is defined as follows:
# (...)
#     If the element has 'position: absolute', the containing block is 
#established by the nearest ancestor with a 'position' of 'absolute', 
#'relative' or 'fixed', in the following way:
#         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.
#"
#§10.1 10.1 Definition of "containing block"
#http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#containing-block-details

#
#The "that element" means, is, refers to the (nearest positioned) inline 
#ancestor.
>
> What am I missing? Where am I wrong? ... just asking..

I agree that it is the containing block, but 10.3.7 in the process for determining the position of the absolutely placed box states the following:

    # 2.'left' and 'right' are 'auto' and 'width' is not 'auto', 
    # then if the 'direction' property of the element establishing 
    # the static-position containing block is 'ltr' set 'left'
    # to the static position, otherwise set 'right' to the static position.
    # Then solve for 'left' (if 'direction is 'rtl') or 'right' (if 'direction' is 'ltr').

Since the box has a width and the left/right are auto the position of the blue box should be in the same position as when they are static boxes.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts on the above, thank you.

Greg

P.S.I have not filed any bugs against any UA as I felt it best to come to an agreement before proceeding


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