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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 


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 UTC

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