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Re: [css21] What's the used value of left/right when overconstrained in relpos?

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:22:43 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CDA42357.3270%galineau@adobe.com>

On 4/29/13 1:14 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
>> Fwiw the old box model module is rather clear about the constraint
>>  applying to the used value in the inline dimensions [1]. As you note,
>> interop confirms this. I don't think CSS21 or CSSOM ever clearly defined
>> what getComputedStyle() should return here though.
>I think you misunderstood my comment about interop.  I was saying the
>exact opposite - at least three browsers today do *not* apply the
>constraint fix-up to the used values (or at least, to what
>getComputedStyle() returns, which is supposed to be the used value).

No I got you right, it's just that I don't quite think of
as returning the used value because of the situations where it does return
the computed value, such as this one. Doesn't really change my point:
returning the computed value is the interop behavior in this case. Not sure
this would be a safe change.

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