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[css-sizing] "Intrinsic" extent?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:32:35 +0000
Message-ID: <52F518B3.3030002@exyr.org>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Section 4.3 "Intrinsic Sizes of Non-Replaced Blocks" says:

> The min-extent contribution and max-extent contribution of a
> block-level box is the extent of the block after layout, plus any
> block-axis margin, border, and padding.

"After layout" requires having chosen a used measure, which typically 
comes from the context. This does not sound "intrinsic" at all, given:

> Intrinsic sizing determines sizes based on the contents of an
> element, without regard for its context.

I havenít yet figured out the implications of this on various layout 
modes, but at least this spec should stop pretending and not call 
"intrinsic" things that are not.

Simon Sapin
Received on Friday, 7 February 2014 17:32:59 UTC

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