Re: positioning the root element

----- Original Message -----
From: Tupshin Harper <>
To: www-style <>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 1999 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: positioning the root element

> By definition the UA must determine where on the display device the root
> element is displayed.  Whether it is the bounds of the appropriate window,
> how far in from the top left of the printed page(margin), or however else,
> the UA determines it's location.  Therefore the root element is
> and inherently contained within whatever block that the UA determines.  If
> the root element didn't have a containing block, then the UA would have no
> ability to determine where on the screen or on the page(or what portion
> clipping needs to take place)  the root element is displayed.

Indeed. So ostensibly, the root element could be the window and its
"containing block" could be the desktop. In which case positioning the root
element means positioning the window--something a document style sheet has
no business doing.


Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 18:11:48 UTC