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Re: [CSS21] text-decoration/visibility

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:33:20 -0500
Message-ID: <4AFDB480.2070809@mit.edu>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: √ėyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 11/13/09 2:29 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Boris Zbarsky<bzbarsky@mit.edu>  wrote:
>> 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.
> In that case, why doesn't the parent's background get copied too?

I think you're asking the wrong person...  My basic take is that the 
spec's philosophy on position:relative is extremely schizophrenic. 
Almost like it was co-written by multiple people who didn't quite agree 
on how it should work.  ;

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