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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:48:18 -0400
Message-ID: <517EDC92.4000201@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 4/29/13 4:46 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 4/29/13 4:22 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
>>> returning the computed value is the interop behavior in this case.
>> Except it's not in general: ff the specified value is "auto", browsers don't
>> return "auto"...
> Note that "auto" is resolvable at computed-value time (unless the
> other side is a percentage).

While true, that's not how those computed values are currently defined. 
  Whether they should be is a separate question, that affects not just 
getComputedStyle but also inheritance.... (Not that I expect it's common 
to do "left: inherit" outside conformance tests!)

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