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Addressing space outside a document's root element

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 15:47:44 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <kmqqts$ql1$1@ger.gmane.org>
I noticed that - for HTML document - rules applied to the <body> element are 
not applied to space below the lowest flow or block element inside the 
<body> element.

This is quite notable for the "cursor" property when applied to <body>.

Of course, there are several workarounds available to cope with this 
problem. One of them is to assign those properties to "*". Another is to set 
the "height" property of the <body> element.

Is this a peculiarity to HTML and the <body> element? Because if it isn't I 
would prefer if CSS provided a declarative way (hence, a selector) to 
address space outside the root element.

Regards,
Axel Dahmen 
Received on Monday, 13 May 2013 13:48:18 UTC

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