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RE: [CSS3 Paged Media] containing block for margin boxes

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 03:33:28 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3BDE2D1FDB4E39468BE86DCA2596365E3EB17398@G3W0634.americas.hpqcorp.net>

Fantasai said:
  Melinda said:
> > "...on that side" isn't very clear.  Maybe "...abutting
> that edge"...?
> Yeah.. how about "on its associated side".. or..

The problem is the word 'side': we talk about front side, back side, right side, left side...  In general the use of the word side is used to refer to a page sheet surface. I think extending its use to refer to the edge of the medium doesn't benefit clarity.

> Do we really have to subtract out the borders?

I don't know why the spec was written this way, but it seems to have been this way since 2003. Of the three implementations I have access to, HP and Epson follow the spec in this regard. Prince does not.

> In that case, you can't just subtract out the widths: a containing
> block needs a position as well as a size. so something like
>                      For all other margin boxes, the
> containing block is
>    the rectangle formed by the page box's margin and border
> edges on the
>    margin box's side of the page and  page box's padding edges on the
>    sides perpendicular to that side.

I'll work on it. :)

Best wishes,

Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 03:39:12 UTC

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