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[CSS21] Issue 142: the term "ancestor box"

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:19:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4C7123FC.60502@w3.org>
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
This is proposed text for issue 142[1]. Section 10.1 uses the term
"ancestor box," by which it means the "box of an ancestor element." But
apparently the term causes confusion. That is probably because in some
cases and in some implementations the boxes form a tree. (CSS doesn't
say that the boxes form a tree, only that each box is associated with an
element and the elements form a tree.)

So here is a rewrite to avoid the term. The following all occur in
section 10.1:

  - Replace the first occurrence of "ancestor box" by "ancestor

  - Replace the occurrence of "ancestor boxes" (in the example) by
    "ancestor elements".

  - Replace the phrase "the nearest positioned ancestor box" (at the
    end of the example) by "the padding edge of the nearest positioned

[1] http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-142

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