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Re: Float overflowing behavior

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 18:04:09 +0400
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200208191804.09957.lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>

On Friday 16 August 2002 9:24 pm, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
|  > Any solution is some kind of hack :-)
|  If this is the case, it merely indicates that the system is being used
|  in a way it was not designed for.  This is a problem either with the
|  user or with the system.  The claim here is that this is a problem with
|  the system.

I hope none doubts that there is a problem with the system here (CSS specs)

Problem is that *hacks* exist in *any* system!
Let me take example with cars and roads.
On most highways in Europe (with exception of Germany) you can drive at speed 
of 130km/hour max.
And still people drive at higher speeds! They (sometimes) prefer to pay 
penalties (fine), and drive faster - but not to follow *rules*.
This just illustarets that system (driving rules) are designed in a *wrong 
If system was correct - than there is no reason to break the rules.

|  > Most documents do not have any structure, anyway.
|  Then we should stop pretending that they do.

Good idea, BTW!

|  > Besides:
|  > 1) Jan Roland's example doesn't have Tables, which is Good.
|  There is nothing "Good" in not using tables (layout tables, not HTML
|  tables).  There is similarly nothing "Bad" in using them.

table for *tabulat data* is ok, IMO.
Let's say: tables *without attributes* (styled via CSS) are ok.
Tables produced by FrontPage or other authoring tools - no.

|  Boris


Vadim Plessky
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