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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2010-04-21

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 13:48:55 -0700
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To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 5/21/10 2:49 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> (In all cases, the "first following" or "first preceding" is the first
>> sibling (possibly anonymous) which is in-flow and has the given
>> display value.  This computation happens after creation of all
>> anonymous table-* elements.)
> I don't follow this part.  Especially since here are no table-* _elements_
> created anywhere.  Are these operations happening on elements or on boxes?

Sorry, boxes.

>  If the latter, then it's not claer to me what "sibling" means for
> absolutely positioned boxes (which you insist have nothing to do at all with
> the existing flow).

It means exactly what it sounds like, at least in my mental model of
how things work.  A box doesn't lose its box-tree siblings just
because it's positioned.  It doesn't participate in their flow, but it
still has a familial relationship with them.

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