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Query about applying styles to the <html> element.

From: Gladman, Mark <mark.gladman@thelearningfederation.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 00:38:19 +0000
Message-ID: <7F1A1728449660458E709E3AF86447F978B50E@scurrex3.curriculum.edu.au>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Hey all,

The <html> element in the XHTML modularization specs states that you cannot have an inline style attribute, however is it valid to assign a style to the <html> element via an externalised CSS file?
(So in, say, style.css have html {height: 95%;})

The reason I'm asking is because our organisation is trying to get embedded objects using the <object> element to render correctly in Gecko-based browsers, but due to parent block-level width and height inheritence, the object (which is 100% by 100%) was rendering as 0 by 0 because of a lack of defined size in the parent block-level element.

It would appear that applying a height to the <body> tag works fine, but there's differences in the ways different browsers handle the viewable area, hence why we also need to apply it to the <html> element for cross-browser compatibility.

Any feedback is appreciated!

Mark Gladman
Multimedia Analyst
The Learning Federation

Casselden Place, Level 5
2 Lonsdale St. Melbourne 3000

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