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bug#6113: 23.1.97; doc of :box face attibute

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#6113: 23.1.97; doc of :box face attibute
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 02:06:07 +0200
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"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> The description of attribute :box does not say what the possible values
> of :line-width are or what they mean.
> Take a look at face `mode-line-inactive', for instance.  It has a
> `line-width' of -1.  There is no way to understand this unless it is
> documented properly.  Even for positive values, we say nothing about
> what the width units are (e.g. pixels).

I don't think the units need clarification, really -- I think all the
width/height things when talking about faces would naturally be assumed
to be pixels.

But I have no idea what a negative `line-width' would mean, and that
needs documentation.  I've skimmed the C code that deals with
`line-width', but it's still rather obscure to me.

Could someone who knows what a negative `line-width' in :box means
document this in the manual?

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