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RE: [Moderator Action] RE: block width="2in"

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:03:09 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A782D@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: mf@w3.org
Cc: asandstrom@accesswave.ca, www-xsl-fo@w3.org, xsl-editors@w3.org

This is getting complex Max ;-)
Thanks for the reply.

> > Some contradiction?
> The boxes describing width and height are copied straight out of CSS2,
> so I agree that it looks like a contradiction, but my opinion is that 
> the list of properties that apply to an FO takes precedence 
> over the text
> in the boxes. 

In other places in the spec, that has (mostly) been clarified.

> This is my opinion, not the working group's.


> > I'm going with 7.14.12 as the contra position.
> I am not. For 'width' and 'height', below the box, it says [[XSL
> modifications to the CSS definition: In XSL, this property is mapped
> to either "inline-progression-dimension" or
> "block-progression-dimension"]]

Could I have a plain English interpretation of that please?
I don't understand the phrase 'this property is mapped to'.

> For those two properties there is no contradiction, as 7.14.1 says
> "This property specifies the block-progression-dimension of the
> content-rectangle for each area generated by this formatting object."
> This doesn't specify which FO the property applies to so we can take
> from the listed properties for fo:block that it doesn't apply.

OK, so you are implying that the chapter 6 list of properties takes
precedence over the 'backwards' references from property via applicability?

Perhaps that could be stated somewhere in the rec?

regards DaveP


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