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Re: CSS vs embedded plugin content

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 23:26:44 +1100
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCWP6EPv5S74kbXoGbeN=UyGW_YbSQ0+68G-UtYkfrWrA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:
> Is there a summary of how CSS interacts with complex replaced content
> such as plugins?
> For those hiding under rocks and/or living in a fantasy world, with
> plugins I mean things like Flash, Java applets, ActiveX and so on.
> Anything that uses the <embed>,<applet> or <object> elements in HTML.

Those are "replaced elements", which means CSS controls the
sizing/positioning of the element itself (though replaced elements
different from normal elements in many respects there), but are
treated as opaque otherwise; anything "inside of" the element is
untouchable by CSS.

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