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Re: [css-d] Margins/Padding/borders

Sent by Eric A. Meyer on 25 January 2002 11:11

At 16:13 +1100 1/25/02, Ben Ryan wrote:

>Obviously the core discussion is going to be CSS (der!), however I'm 
>curious as to whether it will be a see as we go and let the 
>boundaries evolve naturally, or are there predefined markers?

    I'm counting on a natural evolution, as happens with all lists. 
Over time the community itself will begin to set its own boundaries 
and customs.  I see my role as one of benevolent dictator.  I'll try 
to stay out of everyone's hair as much as possible and let you do 
your thing to make this a collective space, but I'll also enforce the 
rules when I must.  And there are evolutionary steps I won't 
tolerate, most of which were outlined in the belated greetings.  (I'm 
working to rework that post into a Web page to which I can point, by 
the way-- announcement when it's ready.)

>Particularly given that other technologies will inevitably tie in 
>with CSS, how specifically CSS is this list to be?

    I'd like to see the discussions range wherever they need to go in 
order to help understand and use CSS more effectively.  If that means 
talking about HTML or DOM or Javascript, then I feel that's okay as 
long as we don't wander off into those fields and leave the CSS 
    I like your use of CSS terms to describe the boundaries of the 
community, by the way!  I guess that would make the list discussion 
the content-area.  Going off-topic would probably be too much 
'float'... taking a harsh stance could be referred to as an "absolute 
position"... I really think I should stop now.

Eric A. Meyer (, List Mom
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
   -- Martina Kosloff
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