Re: HTML3 and FIG

Ian S. Graham (igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 25 Apr 95 10:05:41 EDT


From: "Ian S. Graham" <igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Message-Id: <199504251405.KAA04613@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: HTML3 and FIG
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 10:05:41 EDT

> 
Has the idea of an ALIGN=center (page centered) IMG (or even FIG) been looked 
at, with text flow on both sides of the object?  After all, if you're going
to do left and right, why not center? There is, of course, probably a good
reason.

Ian
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Dave Raggett said:  
> 
> > 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 ...