[whatwg] Alignment of empty buttons

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Nov 24 17:12:34 PST 2013

On Fri, 22 Nov 2013, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 11/22/13 9:41 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Sure, <option>s are replaced elements either.
> You mean aren't?

Right. They have nothing to do with CSS.

> Except in UAs where they seem to be, right?

They aren't replaced elements, by the CSS definition in any UA, as far as 
I can tell.

> > I agree that it's vaguer than ideal, and it might be wrong, but it's 
> > not _that_ vague. It says "An element whose content is outside the 
> > scope of the CSS formatting model", and <button>s contents aren't 
> > outside the scope of the CSS formatting model. It seems pretty cut and 
> > dry to me.
> Is <svg:foreignObject> a replaced element?  Why or why not?

No, since the insides of <svg:foreignObject> are clearly in scope of the 
CSS formatting model.

> Maybe my point is that this definition has little to do with what UAs 
> are actually doing...

Well, that's an issue for www-style, I guess.

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