I am wrong here.  This phrase in 5.3.2:

"If the corresponding absolute "margin" property is
specified on the formatting object..."

Clearly means that margin *is* a CP, and hence is a CP
with start-indent/end-indent as appropriate.  Forget
that argument--never mind, and I'm sorry that you had
to waste time explaining this to me.

I may have more questions on your logic though, as I'm
studying your original response to Luca.  But
thankfully we're in agreement on this point.


--- Jeremias Maerki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> In mid January Peter helped me understand what's
> going on. Please have a
> look at his explanation [1]. Maybe that makes it
> clearer. The margin
> properties are never used directly in the layout
> engine (I think and
> hope). I'm always working from *-indent and space-*.
> I think it's
> obvious enough from 5.3.2 that *-indent and margin
> are meant to be corresponding,
> at least through the rules established therein.
> Actually, I think 5.1.2 is the section I should have
> looked at before
> Peter pointed out my mistake. About corresponding
> properties it says
> "The simplest example of such properties...", so in
> my view 5.3.2
> describes a complex relationship and so my calling
> these properties
> corresponding was really correct. And the rules in
> 5.3.2 talk about
> corresponding ("margin-corresponding"), and to what
> can they correspond
> to if not start-indent and end-indent or
> space-before and space-after
> depending on the writing mode?
> If you think the current interpretation is wrong,
> please present your
> theory. However, the more I think about this, and
> the more I'm
> explaining, the more I can say that I'm sure that
> the interpretation is
> correct.
> [1]
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