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Re: Displaying a structure in CSS

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:54:12 +0100
Message-ID: <3993BF34.4D2D@richinstyle.com>
To: ValerieGSharp <ValerieGSharp@netscapeonline.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org
ValerieGSharp wrote:
> 
> Matthew Brealey wrote:
> >
> <snip>
> >
> > Indeed, and floats are also outside normal flow. The spec states that a
> > float does not float when it follows a positioned element; i.e. it
> > behaves like a normal static element. Positioning relatively an element,
> > but then not moving it (as you did) has two potentially desirable
> > effects:
> 
> Where can I find this in the spec?

At 9.5:

'Since a float is not in the flow, non-positioned block boxes created
before and after the float box flow vertically as if the float didn't
exist.'

It clearly states that it is non-positioned only.

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