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Border width in percentages?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 13:58:51 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199902151858.NAA24563@login1.fas.harvard.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
There was a discussion a few days ago [1] on c.i.w.a.s about expressing
border widths in percentages (of the parent's width).  None of us had
any idea why this was not allowed by CSS1 [2] and CSS2 [3], like it is
for margin and padding.

It would be very useful for doing things like floats that should occupy
exactly half (or a third, etc.) of the width of the page.  Without
being able to specify percentage width borders, one has to resort to
adding extra markup by enclosing the float in an extra div, as I
described in [4].

David Baron

[1] http://www.dejanews.com/[ST_rn=ps]/thread/%3c36c818b8.171348085@enews.newsguy.com%3e%231/0
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1#border-width
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/box.html#propdef-border-width
[4] http://www.dejanews.com/[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=444387847

L. David Baron    Freshman, Harvard    dbaron@fas.harvard.edu
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