[whatwg] The <link> element and "display: meta"

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Sun Jan 22 04:08:27 PST 2006

Matthew Raymond wrote:
>    To be honest, even if I agreed with "display: meta" in principle, I
> would not want the "display" property used for this purpose. In fact,
> "position: meta" makes more sense.

No it doesn't.  Neither of them make any sense at all.  If I've 
understood this thread well enough, the whole concept behind it means to 
take this element out of the normal flow and do some magic to display it 
somewhere appropriate in the chrome of the browser.  e.g. in a menu for 
<link>, the title bar for <title>, the status bar (or wherever) for 
something else.  Who knows what on earth would happen with this applied 
to an HTML document?

   * { display: meta; }

CSS is the wrong layer to handle this.  AIUI, I believe the binding 
layer (XBL) is the correct layer for it.

Lachlan Hunt

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