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Comment: Reverted from v. 8

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The default (original) box model used by browsers leaves a lot to be desired. When you specify something like:

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languagecss
height: 100px;
width: 200px;
padding: 10px;
border: 2px solid black;

the actual width of the element is padding + border + width. The same applies to height: padding + border + height. This makes defining the actual size of element very hard because adding a border means decreasing the size if the element's size needs to be constant. It also causes huge problems with things like "width: 100%" because those cannot have border nor padding: it would make the element exceed the 100% width causing those annoying scroll bars.

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The script used for this is in _core.scss, and applies the following:

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html {
  box-sizing: border-box;
}
*, *:before, *:after {
  box-sizing: inherit;
}


This sets all tags to use border-box sizing by default, and makes it inherit so that changes made locally (should) percolate through.

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