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Re: [whatwg] Alignment of empty buttons

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:40:03 -0500
Message-ID: <5292C693.8050208@mit.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 11/24/13 10:27 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> (That's non-conforming, as far as I can tell, for what it's worth. The
> HTML spec says you're supposed to render elements according to what they
> represent, and <option> elements represent an option in a select, with a
> label, value, etc; children elements have no bearing on all this.)

I realize that's your opinion and what you've put in the spec for now, yes.

>> Some do not. How are they not replaced elements in the latter?
>
> I don't know what it would mean for them to be replaced elements. The
> <select> is a replaced element, but its contents have no bearing on the
> CSS spec at all.

Why not?

Seriously, how is this different from <svg> being a replaced element 
with a <foreignObject> inside, apart from arbitrarily deciding that it 
should be different?

> But this doesn't seem like a productive avenue of debate, since we've
> already agreed that the term we're debating is defined incorrectly anyway.

Fair enough.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 25 November 2013 03:40:30 UTC

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