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Re: [css3-box] comments on 'float-displace' and 'indent-edge-reset'

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 19:20:56 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080211032056.GA24100@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Sunday 2008-02-10 19:12 -0800, L. David Baron wrote:
> Some comments follow on the 'float-displace' and 'indent-edge-reset'
> properties in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-box-20021024/#the-float-displace

> Having to specify the indent-edge-reset property all the time seems
> like a usability flaw with this pair of properties.  Is there an
> 'auto' value for indent-edge-reset that could provide a more useful
> default?  For example, something that acts like border-box for any
> element with a nonzero computed border-width or a non-transparent
> computed background-color?

Actually, if 'float-displace' becomes non-inherited (as I propose),
indent-edge-reset becomes unnecessary.  The indent edge for a line
could simply be derived from the the margin-edge of the outermost
element with 'float-displace: line' causing that line to be


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