[whatwg] repetition model

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jun 21 06:20:44 PDT 2004

On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, Peter-Paul Koch wrote:
> Interesting. This is trickier than I thought. I made a mistake by
> appending the repeat element to documentElement instead of body, and
> more research is necessary.

Oh, that's a long-standing IE bug with CSS. It treats the <body> element
as the root of the document tree for rendering purposes, not the <html>
element as it should.

> Because I want to start using it right away instead of in five years (at
> which date it won't be supported by you-know-which-browser, which will
> probably still have a large market share, and at which date there will
> be some incompatibilities between browsers that do support the
> specification).

The timeline for this is not yet well-defined, but it is intended to be a
lot shorter than five years, I assure you.

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