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Re: HTML <fieldset> rendering

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:11:23 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLbGjLUstsPhsLa-uKgeEx7HPAs2GcLzitEQVLe-+GS92w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM, Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru> wrote:

> 16.01.2014, 21:40, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>:
> > That's not web-compatible, unfortunately.  Tons of websites out there
> > style fieldsets as "inline" or "block" and expect them to keep looking
> > like fieldsets.  If only we'd set this up to start with...
>
> Web compatibility is probably not crucial here since styling/rendering of
> FIELDSET/LEGEND is quite inconsistent across browsers anyway.
>

In all current browsers, styling a fieldset as display:block does not cause
it to stop looking like a fieldset. display:block fieldsets don't look
exactly the same across browsers or platforms, but they do look quite
similar. No serious browser would be willing to break that.

Rob
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