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Re: [CSS21] text-decoration/visibility

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:02:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4AFDAD32.4090804@mit.edu>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: √ėyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 11/13/09 1:26 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> Yes, I'm not sure why relative positioning on B's box should be
> expected to take anything out of boxes that contain it.

Because the mental model at least some people seem to have of relative 
positioning is that it's a purely graphical effect: you paint the thing 
into its own surface, and then composite the surface with an offset.

Or something.  This is the only way I can explain some of the 
requirements on relative positioning in the spec...

Note that neither Webkit nor Gecko actually implement this behavior at 
this time; Opera does; I don't have IE8 on hand right this second to 
check.  I can guarantee that for Gecko in standards mode the parent (the 
one the text-decoration is specified on) in fact paints the text 
decorations, period.

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