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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 36

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:04:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: staffan.mahlen@comhem.se
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402161501270.2210@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 staffan.mahlen@comhem.se wrote:
>
> While i must admit to more or less agreeing to the first part of the
> above sentence, i don't quite understand the second.

Take:

   p, table { border: solid; }
   img { float: left; }

   <p> <img ...> ... </p>
   <table> ... </table>

Most authors seem to want:

    +--------------------+
    | +---+ ...          |
    +-|   |--------------+
      |   | +---------+
      |   | |         |
      +---+ |         |
            |         |

...rather than:

    +--------------------+
    | +---+ ...          |
    +-|   |--------------+
      |   |
      |   |
      +---+
    +---------+
    |         |
    |         |

In any case, if they want the latter, they can always get it by setting
clear:left on the table.

HTH,
-- 
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