Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 19:36:17 +1100 (EST) From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU> To: email@example.com Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.971121192524.25268B-100000@charlie> Subject: Really confused about floaters. Hi, I am completely confused about floating objects. On one hand they are inline (judging by images <img src="bla.gif" align=left>) On another hand, if table has a width and alignement, the text floats next to it too. And on the gripping hand (:-}), aligned images in both NS and MSIE seem to not care about inline, blocks, etc at all. All they care is when <br clear=val> is given. That sure makes it easier to implement, but confuses the closing blocks, etc. For example: some text <img src="img.gif" align=left> some more text <p> some more text on the next paragraph. From one side, aligned image was inline as it did not start new block (even though CSS seems to hint it should???). Therefore, one would expect that text after <p> should be in new block and not flowing around an image from the old block. But this is exactly what it does. Or do we say, that if the image does not have align it is inline, but if it does, it is not even part of the surrounding paragraph anymore? Also, in the example above, should "some more text" flow on the same line as "some text" if possible, or should it always start at the top-left of the image we are aligning. CSS spec never (AFAIK) shows how to deal with it. It always assumes that the floater will be the first element(before text) in the block. All confused, Alex.