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Re: [CSS21] WD 8.1 diagram: minor clarifications

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 19:54:25 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <201103031954.25873.bert@w3.org>
On Saturday 08 January 2011 02:25:47 Peter Moulder wrote:
> It's a problem that the word "Border" appears very close to the
> border-edge line, and that the border-edge line is thick: it tends to
> make readers interpret the border-edge line as being the border
> itself when looking quickly at the diagram.  (Certainly this has
> happened to me.)
> I append a version that moves the word "Border" to the vertical
> middle of that region, and nudges a few things to align with each
> other or with the pixel grid (i.e. avoiding antialiasing
> greyness/"fuzziness" at the edges of lines).

Thanks! I generated a new PNG from it.

> An issue that I haven't addressed is that it isn't clear whether
> the four labels "Top", "Right", ... in the diagram are trying to
> denote the region above (etc.) the box, or whether it's trying to
> show which side of the border etc. is considered the top border
> edge.  They might get misinterpreted as trying to show what the
> 'top' etc. properties refer to.  I'd be inclined just to remove
> these four labels.

I removed them, they seem redundant.

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