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Re: Positioned floated inline

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:46:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408301043400.21891@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> > Yes. ("But rather than actually calculating the dimensions of that 
> > hypothetical box, user agents are free to make a guess at its probable 
> > position.")
> > 
> > And even more complicated if some of those were positioned too...
> 
> May I ask why this complicated requirement is being made?  Would it not 
> make more sense to consider the position with "float" fixed up to "none" 
> as required for absolutely positioned content?  Are there use cases for 
> the more complicated rendering currently required by the spec?

It was a "simplification" of what WinIE did, I believe.

If there is anything resembling interoperability on a simpler model, the 
WG might consider changing to that. (I certainly would be in favour of 
something more sane here.)

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