[whatwg] Registration points for elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jan 9 23:19:46 PST 2013

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> Ian Hickson, 2013-01-08 18:23 (Europe/Helsinki):
> > You can do this with anything in HTML, using absolute positioning: set 
> > just one of the coordinates in each direction, and leave the other on 
> > 'auto'. As in:
> > 
> >    div { position: absolute: bottom: 10em; right: 10em; width: auto;
> >          height: auto; left; auto; top: auto; margin: 0; }
> That will work if you only want to use one of the element's corners as 
> the anchored point. However, CSS does not provide a way to position the 
> center of the element and use "width: auto" and "height: auto". Even 
> more advanced would be a feature to define anchored point to be some 
> percentage of the width and height and then absolutely position that. 
> However, that feature is missing, too.

I thought that had been fixed with Flexbox.

In any case, improvements to CSS are best discussed on www-style at w3.org, 
since that's where most of the editors of the CSS specs that browser 
implementors follow tend to read and post.

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