On 13.11.2005 19:53:32 Andreas L Delmelle wrote: > On Nov 13, 2005, at 18:00, Andreas L Delmelle wrote: > > > On Nov 13, 2005, at 17:36, Jeremias Maerki wrote: > > > > <snip /> > >> The other question is: > >> What's the "box"? The containing area? > > > > Yep. I think this is answered in the definition of absolute- > > position="absolute": > > > > First, for the value of "absolute" > > "The area's position (and possibly size) is specified with the > > 'left', 'right', 'top', and 'bottom' properties. These properties > > specify offsets with respect to the area's containing area." > > In XSL-FO 1.1, the wording is slightly different BTW: > "These properties specify offsets with respect to the area's nearest > ancestor reference area." > > Does this make it simpler or more difficult? Wouldn't this mean that > I wasn't confused at all?
And me, neither. My checks wouldn't be so wrong. But it means that the spec changed in a backwards-incompatible way. And we will have to change the meaning/implementation of the "top" property. Right now it offsets the b-c relative to the top of the containing box, AFAICS. Well, I'll leave this for after the release. Thanks for digging into the 1.1 draft! Jeremias Maerki