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Re: [CSS21] 10.3.7 & 10.6.4 - Absolutely positioned elements and ?incompatible offsets

From: Bruno Fassino <fassino@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:55:15 +0200
Message-ID: <n2xda98bce01004262355s24f3e9ecr80655b827e01dde9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net> wrote:
> It's a little naughty of the spec to lead one into thinking that an
> illegal used value for 'width' were being prescribed in 10.3.7 (and, of
> course, in 10.3.3, which also didn't occur to me to look at), only to
> then pull the rabbit out of the hat in 10.4 by qualifying it as
> "tentative";  I would prefer a note in the introduction to 10.3 (and by
> analogy, 10.6), such as the following:
>  | The used value for 'width' calculated according to the rules in this
>  | section is tentative, being subject to the rules in 10.4.

I agree that such a clarification would be useful, almost necessary,
to the comprehensibility of the spec.
Not only you, I'm always a bit 'uncertain' about the interpretation of
the current formulation, where a previous computation is only later
qualified as tentative...


Bruno Fassino http://www.brunildo.org/test
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:55:50 UTC

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