Bounding Box

David Perrell (
Sat, 2 Mar 1996 15:49:08 -0800

Date: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 15:49:08 -0800
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From: David Perrell <>
Subject: Bounding Box

Forgive me if I'm missing something, but I see no text wrap mechanism in the HTML 3.0 specs. If it hasn't already been done, I'd like to propose a new attribute for the IMG, TABLE and FIG elements: BOUND.

The syntax would be the same as the AREA element used for client side image maps, except that negative coordinates would be allowed since the origin would be the upper left of the bounded element. A BOUND area could be smaller than an image, allowing paragraph text to overlap the image area. And it could be a shape other than a rectangle, allowing irregular wraps.

    <BOUND [SHAPE="shape"] COORDS="x1,y1,x2,y2...">

Unlike the VSPACE and HSPACE Mozillisms, BOUND would not affect an element's horizontal position relative to the margin.

David Perrell
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