Re: [css-d] Designing In A One Browser Environment
Sent by Joseph A Nagy Jr Enterprises on 17 January 2003 17:05
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Michael Ryznar wrote:
>>>>It does not render according to the picture at
>>>>http://rpgcn.homelinux.org/css2.1/box.html (quarter of the way down
>>>>approx). Neither does several other pieces of code relating to column
>>>>positioning and borders.
>>>But the image in the CSS 2 spec is not meant to be a pixelperfect
>>>rendering of the code.
>>I think the diagram may be inaccurate.
> Yes, a lot of the images in the CSS2.1 spec are illustrative only. The
> examples starting in section 9.8 are especially good examples of this --
> those are completely not to scale.
> The reason we (the working group) don't like to make pixel perfect
> examples is that when we do, we always find that we end up doing them 1
> pixel wrong, or a slightly wrong colour, etc, and then implementors come
> back and say "the spec is all wrong! the spec is all wrong! we tried to do
> like the diagram but it disagrees with the spec!" etc.
> Making the pictures completely wrong gets around this. :-)
I wouldn't be proud of making the pictures completely wrong. What use is
an illustrative picture if the illustrated effect only works a certain
way or in certain browsers?
Joseph A Nagy Jr
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