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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-inline][css-box-3] Define "line box" and "inline(-level) box" somewhere

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:13:48 +0000
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On 07/31/2016 03:22 PM, Amelia Bellamy-Royds wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the CSS 2.1 definitions of line box 
<https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visuren.html#line-box> and inline
> box/inline-level box 
<https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visuren.html#inline-boxes> have not been 
repeated as formal definitions in
> any of the CSS level 3 text layout specs.
>
> I'm not sure whether the intention is to place all the definitive 
definition for them in Basic Box Model 3
> <https://drafts.csswg.org/css-box-3/>, but for "line box" in 
particular, the current rough & outdated draft points to CSS Text
> 3, which no longer defines the term. CSS Inline 3 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/css-inline-3/> would seem to be a logical place 
for
> that definition -- it is where you get redirected if you follow 
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-linebox from an ancient draft spec
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-linebox-20020515/#LineBox> -- 
but it never defines its terms.

Yeah, this would definitely go in CSS Inline once we draft up the 
relevant prose. However, that hasn't been done yet. Is there 
a problem with referencing CSS2.1?

Note that inline box and inline-level box are defined in CSS Display.

~fantasai


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