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Re: [css-backgrounds] border-position

From: Benjamin De Cock <ben@stripe.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:42:21 +0200
Message-ID: <CAP=W7Y8U-BgxwLxDLm2DfRSgdpwqqcuaos1NMd37+J5JinMRTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:39 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
> One of the key differences here is that the border in CSS takes
> up space. It does this so that it doesn't overlap other content--
> the browser can ensure enough space where needed, and the author
> doesn't have to adjust margins/padding every time s/he adjusts
> the border width. This is good behavior for a layout tool.
> Illustrator and Sketch are drawing tools, so they would output
> SVG shapes, not CSS boxes, in which case the 'stroke' property
> is used, and that centers on the boundary as you expect.
> Given that, I'm not really sure CSS needs a border-position.
> Could be convinced otherwise, but it'd need more specific
> examples of where it's needed. :)
> ~fantasai

Thanks for clarifying! I guess I don't really have more specific examples,
it really is just a nice thing to have in the authoring process. And as
much as I conceive the theoretical difference between a drawing and a
layout tool, the fact is that they're closely related in the way we build
web interfaces.
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