Re: a "clear: smart" feature in CSS?

Rob (
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 20:48:42 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: Hakon Lie <>,
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 20:48:42 -0500
Subject: Re: a "clear: smart" feature in CSS?

On  8 Sep 97, Hakon Lie wrote:

> In essence, this "smart" behavior is already built into CSS1 [1]:
>   "The 'width' has a non-negative UA-defined minimum value (which may
>    vary from element to element and even depend on other properties). If
>    'width' goes below this limit, either because it was set explicitly,
>    or because it was 'auto' and the rules below would make it too small,
>    the value will be replaced with the minimum value instead."
> [1]
> I.e., UAs should be smart about this no matter what the value of the
> 'width' or 'clear' property is.

It's still not clear . <IMG> is a replaced element, so that reference 
doesn't seem to apply.

If I have the following:

  <img src="image.gif" align=left>
  <p>Pretend this is a very long paragraph than rambles on about 
  something.... </p>

How can I have a browser render the paragraph *below* the image if 
there's not enough room on the right of the image?

Robert Rothenburg Walking-Owl (
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