Re: HTML3 and FIG

Dave Raggett (dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Mon, 24 Apr 95 16:37:16 GMT


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To: Jonsm@aol.com
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML3 and FIG 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 22 Apr 95 20:13:06 R."
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Date: Mon, 24 Apr 95 16:37:16 GMT
From: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>


> 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. 

Can you clarify what you want?

FIG is a peer of <P> and <UL> etc. and as such terminates a preceding
paragraph. If you want to start an image in the middle of the paragraph
and have the rest of the paragraph flow around it you should use IMG
with ALIGN = left or right, as per Netscape.

> 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.

This doesn't seem very natural when a text line continues up to an image
as a single line while the remaining text after the image then piles up
next to as several lines ...

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