HTML3 and FIG

Jonsm@aol.com
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 20:04:55 -0400


Date: Sat, 22 Apr 1995 20:04:55 -0400
From: Jonsm@aol.com
Message-Id: <950422200454_92669955@aol.com>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: HTML3 and FIG

Is there some way to have a figure that crosses multiple lines and has text
flowing around it, but is positioned at the point of the <FIG> tag in the
text?  I would have thought that this would be the definition of justify
instead of stretching the figure. 

It seems that a multi-line figure with text flowing around it can only be at
the left or right. Why can't multi-line figures be placed as they are
encountered? This is the way Windows help works for example.

>From the HTML3 DTD...
    Tables and figures can be aligned in several ways:

    bleedleft   flush left with the left (window) border
    left        flush left with the left text margin
    center      centered (text flow is disabled for this mode)
    right       flush right with the right text margin
    bleedright  flush right with the right (window) border
    justify     when applicable the table/figure should stretch
		to fill space between the text margins

    Note: text will flow around the table or figure if the browser
    judges there is enough room and the alignment is not centered
    or justified. The table or figure may itself be part of of the
    text flow around some earlier figure. You can in this case use
    the clear or needs attributes to move the new table or figure
    down the page beyond the obstructing earlier figure. Similarly,
    you can use the clear or needs attributes with other elements
    such as headers and lists to move them further down the page.

Jon Smirl,  jonsm@aol.com