Re: [CSS21] Make XHTML <body> magic just like HTML <body>

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 21:34:32 +0200, Bert Bos <> wrote:

> The WG still thinks the exception for HTML should not be carried over to
> other formats, but we've added some text to the status section of the
> document, under the heading "at risk":
>     * BODY element in XHTML
>     The effect of 'overflow' and 'background' is different on BODY
>     elements in HTML than on other elements. It may be that the
>     exceptional handling of BODY in HTML is extended to BODY in XHTML1.
> This means that we reserve the possibility of making BODY in XHTML1 an
> exception, just like BODY in HTML, if we consider that the state of
> implementations makes it necessary. We'll make that decision no sooner
> than six months after publication of the document as a Candidate
> Recommendation.
> Is that a reasonable compromise?

Yes. Thanks.

Simon Pieters

Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:17:27 UTC