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However, from limited experimentation, is does appear that the body bg-color will take take precedence and be 100% high UNLESS a bg color is set on the html’ element at which point the browser realises that the `body’ has not dimensions and, effectively disappears.

this is what my question is.. is there anyone who can explain this behavior?

that spec is confusing me..

Oh…and is it really important? :)

:) not important though… just to be aware… this awareness may come handy… who knows…