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Re: Yet another error in float

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 04:52:28 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19991129125228.24100.rocketmail@web904.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
--- "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 1999 06:09:07 -0800 (PST),
> > @ section 
> > 9.7:
> >  Relationships between 'display', 'position', and
> > 'float'
> 
> > properties and the box's containing block.
> > Otherwise, if 'float' has a value other than
> 'none',
> > 'display' is set to 'block' and the box is
> floated.
> > -----
> > Surely not.
> > 
> > Should be:
> > Otherwise, if 'float' has a value other than
> 'none'
> > and display is 'inline', 'display' is set to
> 'block'
> > and the box is floated.
> 
> No, it should be as it is now.  It also applies when
> display is
> list-item, compact, table, etc.  

But "if 'float' has a value other than 'none',
'display' is set to 'block' and the box is
     floated", and so list-item, table, etc become
block elements, which can't be right.

> > Also (in calculation of widths of floating
> elements)
> > it should say that if width is omitted from
> floats,
> > should state that refuse to float.
> 
> That wouldn't be backwards compatible.  
With which browser?

This is no less backward compatible than the CSS spec
itself is backward compatible, in that no browser
conforms to either.




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