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Box/Block and Client Rectangles

From: Ruslan Fayzrakhmanov <ruslanrf@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:32:12 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFAJbey74cRM+mkC+QnjZAUScj3aUUSTqed0SyzmNiNRsjr3Cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hello dear W3C community,

Could you give a definition for the client rectangle please?
As I understand, DIV element has 1 client rectangle; TABLE (both
block-level and inline-level) has at most 2 client rectangles: for the
caption box and the table box; IMAGE has 1 client rectangle.
Range can have several client rectangles based on the selection.

Another question is regarding the inline boxes/blocks which span across
several lines. There is no API to get borders (width, height... for all 4
segments) of the corresponding client rectangles which are also boxes, only
of the corresponding inline box/block which is an element in the DOM tree.
Should I expect that spanned inline-level element always looks like this:

Where "_", "|" are borders, "/" is the content.


The best regards
  Ruslan Fayzrakhmanov
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2013 09:59:42 UTC

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