RE: Definition of a replaced element

I think it is pretty clear from CSS spec that svg is a replaced element,
because its content is not rendered by CSS formatter. Element's box
itself, of course, is under the control of the formatter, but that is no
different for an img or object elements. Perhaps, listing svg element as
an example of a replaced element would be good.

Definition of the rendered content does seem to be too narrow to me.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Martijn
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 4:24 AM
To: www-style
Subject: Definition of a replaced element

I was reading this mail thread:

And it was mentioned that <svg> was a replaced element.

When I look at the definition of a replaced element:
Apparently this applies to the <svg> element, right?
"An element that is outside the scope of the CSS formatter"
So the content of an <svg> element is outside the scope of the CSS
Wat is exactly is the CSS formatter?

Definition of Rendered content:
"The rendered content of a replaced element comes from outside the
source document"
That seems to be not the case for the <svg> element, or am I
misreading this in some way?


Martijn Wargers
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Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2007 20:22:22 UTC