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Re: float

From: Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@iname.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 01:23:59 +0200
To: WWW-Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opreui99leppt21i@smtp.concepts-ict.nl>

On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 15:06:27 +0200, Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no> wrote:


> Trying to implement floats
>
>> From the CSS2 spec:
>
> 9.5 Floats
>
> "....The top of the floated box is aligned with the top of the current 
> line
> box...."
>
> Looking at IE and Netscape, it looks like the top of the float is aligned
> with the BOTTOM of the current line box...??
>
> And:
>
> "Any content in the current line before a floated box is reflowed in the
> first available line on the other side of the float."
>
> Looking at IE and Netscape, it looks like text that is before the float 
> (in
> the document) will 'always' be BEFORE the float when rendering.. making 
> the
> statement above a never-case issue. ??

Opera works as you expect. Mozilla and MSIE don't.

I just made a nice test case today, with floating parts of list items. IMO, 
the positioning of the various parts in all examples on this page should 
look the same. But Opera, MSIE 6 and Mozilla never manage to get even one 
of them 'right' together--at least one browser is always doing something 
unexpected.

http://rijk.op.het.net/test/floatinlist.html

The first example show the issue you mention. The third shows an equivalent 
issue with positioned content.

-- 
Rijk van Geijtenbeek
Received on Friday, 25 October 2002 19:28:17 GMT

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