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Re: interpretation of float model - Mozilla vs Opera & IE

From: Afternoon <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:00:56 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <E56DAE80-BB9C-11D7-BD38-000A957E8988@uk2.net>


I firmly agree with this. It goes back to the discussion last week.  
There is no other way to achieve this effect in CSS except through the  
table syntax. The effect is very useful.

Ben


On Monday, Jul 21, 2003, at 17:55 Europe/London, Tantek Çelik wrote:

>
> But given the loose definition of "shrink-wrap" for floats without  
> width
> etc., the question is, which implementation is actually preferable?
>
> I have seen *numerous* cases where it is *very* helpful to a layout to  
> be
> able to place a float or inline-block on a "line" that "takes up the  
> rest of
> the space on the line".  Currently 'float' allows you to do this (as  
> the bug
> illustrates).
>
> I think it would be a shame to lose this functionality.  It would be  
> more
> preferable to determine what needs to be errata'd in the spec to allow  
> for
> this very useful functionality, since it has been interoperably  
> implemented.
>
> Tantek
>
>
> On 7/21/03 9:32 AM, "David Hyatt" <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Mozilla's rendering is correct.  Safari also puts the second float
>> below the first.
>>
>> dave
>>
>> On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 9:16AM, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Could I ask the experts on this list for an
>>> interpretation?
>>>
>>> Based on my understanding of floats, I thought this
>>> was a Mozilla rendering bug:
>>>
>>> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=128086&action=view
>>>
>>> The same page in IE and Opera puts the second box
>>> beside the first: their top borders are aligned.
>>>
>>> Who is correct?
>>>
>>> (The bug report is here:
>>> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213190 )
>>>
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