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Re: Float overflowing behavior

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 10:37:17 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: "stylo~" <list@swordandpen.com>
Message-ID: <n45klu05of7emrgh9jqdi0eg4lrvpqc0lg@4ax.com>

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002 12:42:54 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:


>Floats busting out of their containers, overlapping their container's
>borders, and interfering with subsequent sections is not only
>counterintuitive, but a continual headache that makes the use of floats a
>nightmare. I hear this repeatedly on developer boards/lists. Normally you
>have sections, often with borders, and floated divs/images within them that
>you quite rightly want to remain within them. The w3c pic
>http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/images/float2p.gif demonstrates exactly what is
>NOT wanted 99% of the time, and what developers are continually asking for
>workarounds to. -And what is forcing them to maintain table layouts and the
>align attribute.

And yet the real solution is so fantastically simple?


There is no need to make a hen of a single feather.

Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 04:38:19 UTC

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