Re: [xep-support] XEP 3.2: error in handling value "auto" for margin-left and margin-right

From: David Tolpin (
Date: Sun Feb 02 2003 - 12:20:20 PST

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    > Hi,
    > I think the example below reveals an error in the handling of margin-left and
    > margin-right. According to section 10.3.3 of the CSS2 specification the "auto"
    > values should be treated as "0", because the width is also set to "auto" (didn't
    > have to be defined explicitly). Both blocks should therefore be treated equally,
    > but they aren't. It seems to me that for the first block, space-start and space-end
    > semantics were applied.

    margin="auto" means margin:=indent-border-padding
    indent is 0 by default
    thus for border="5mm" margin=-5mm

    This issue had been discussed earlier on the list, please take a look at

    and other messages in that thread.


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