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Re: Being clear about clear

From: Tom Gilder <tom@tom.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 19:21:30 +0000
Message-ID: <89150838291.20021121192130@tom.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, 12:38:06 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> As I understand it, it is the intention of the working group that floats
> in one "rendering context" may not affect floats in another "rendering
> context", where "rendering contexts" are formed by the root element, by
> floats, by absolutely positioned content, and by cells and captions.

Ahh, that makes a lot more sense, cheers Ian :)

> This should probably be made clearer in CSS2.1.

I do hope so :)

> > I mean. I originally found that Opera 7 beta 1 rendered the image on
> > http://tom.me.uk/2002/11/op7-float-test.html different to IE/Gecko
> I would say Opera is correct and Gecko is wrong.

Hmmm, still doesn't answer exactly how IE/Gecko work out when to clear
and when not to. For some reason their implementations just seem to
always do exactly what I want, when I want it. Ho hum.

Tom Gilder
Received on Thursday, 21 November 2002 14:21:35 UTC

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