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Re: [CSS21] Editorial issues with Ch. 8 (Box model) - comments on Working Draft

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 01:41:05 +1100
Message-ID: <4D287781.6020903@css-class.com>
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 8/01/2011 7:48 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:
> Issue 1: 8.1 (Box dimensions) says:
> # The dimensions of the content area of a box — the content width and
> # content height — depend on several factors: whether the element
> # generating the box has the 'width' or 'height' property set, [...]
> The wording "has the x property set" is sloppy, not least because all
> properties exist for all elements within a given @media, at least down
> as far as computed value.
> I suggest:
> s/whether the element generating the box has the 'width' or 'height'
> property set/the values of the 'width' and 'height' properties for the
> element generating the box/

This doesn't make sense. The content box is partly sized by the used 
values of height and width of the element generating the box. I would 

s/'width' or 'height' property set/'width' or 'height' with values other 
than 'auto'/

> Issue 2: 8.3 (Margin properties) says:
> # Margin properties specify the width of the margin area of a box.
> s/width of the margin area/width of the pieces of margin/
> since that's what 8.3 is talking about all the way through (eg in the
> specification of what <length> values mean). It's most definitely /not/
> talking about the actual margin area width, which is a different thing
> entirely.

How about width of margin box?

> I can't say I'm thrilled with "pieces of margin", but that's what is
> already being used in the first paragraph of 8.1, and no preferable term
> such as "margin component" appears in Chapter 8.

I never notice that it said pieces. Doesn't sound right. How about areas 
or regions?

Alan http://css-class.com/

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