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Re: <padding-width>

From: Peter B. West <lists@pbw.id.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 14:00:11 +1000
Message-ID: <423900CB.7030302@pbw.id.au>
To: xsl-editors <xsl-editors@w3.org>

(My apologies if this has been sent twice.)
The editors,

Following on from my earlier discussion on this topic is a question as 
to the reference dimension for a percentage on the relative padding 
properties, when the closest ancestor block-area not a line-area has a 
different writing-mode or reference-orientation. All of the definitions 
of percentage on padding-* relative properties refer to the "width" of 
the containing block.

This presumably accounts for differences of writing-mode, as "width" is
absolute.  What about differences of reference-orientation?  Is the
"width" the absolute width in the parent's orientation?

A similar question can be asked in respect of the margin-* absolute
properties.

Yours faithfully,
Peter West

Peter B. West wrote:
> 
> The editors,
> 
> The XSL 1.1 draft Recommendation of 2004-12-16 includes, as a value type 
> for the padding-* properties, <padding-width>.  This is nowher defined 
> in the Recommendation.  In CSS2, in 8.4 Padding properties: 
> 'padding-top', 'padding-right', 'padding-bottom', 'padding-left', and 
> 'padding', it is defined as follows.
> 
> <quote>
> The properties defined in this section refer to the <padding-width> 
> value type, which may take one of the following values:
> 
> <length>
>     Specifies a fixed width.
> <percentage>
>     The percentage is calculated with respect to the width of the 
> generated box's containing block, even for 'padding-top' and 
> 'padding-bottom'.
> 
> Unlike margin properties, values for padding values cannot be negative. 
> Like margin properties, percentage values for padding properties refer 
> to the width of the generated box's containing block.
> </quote>
> 
> Would it be possible to expand the "<padding-width>" into its components 
> in each of the XSL padding-* property definitions?
> 
> Yours faithfully,

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