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Re: [whatwg] Alignment of empty buttons

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:07:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1309050004230.7443@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Fri, 12 Jul 2013, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 7/12/13 4:08 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > The HTML spec is pretty explicit about it not being:
> > 
> > # When the button binding applies to a button element, the element is
> > # expected to render as an 'inline-block' box rendered as a button whose
> > # contents are the contents of the element.
> >   -- http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-button-element-0
> 
> Hmm.  Is that compatible with the sizing of absolutely positioned 
> buttons with "left:0; right: 0"?
> 
> For that matter, what happens to buttons if their display style is 
> changed (e.g. to block)?

As far as I can tell, browsers keep treating it as an inline-block box in 
those cases. Do you have a specific case in mind that isn't handled that way?

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