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Re: Possible Fix For Positioning?

From: Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 13:40:22 +0100
Message-ID: <ef5d0f2f05040305405e14b841@mail.gmail.com>
To: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>, Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org

If I understand this correctly, you're describing a more powerful
implementation of "float", where rather than just specifying
left|right you are able to specify co-ordinate values within some
parent.

For example, you could position an element that would, in normal flow,
appear at the bottom of a paragraph into a 50% square box in the
centre of the page, with text wrapping around it on both sides.

Is this correct? On the face of it, this kind of positioning is, I
think, fairly desirable (this kind of text wrapping is already
possible in word processing and DTP packages).

Ben

On Apr 3, 2005 12:13 PM, Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se> wrote:
> 
> On 1 Apr 2005 at 20:54, Kelly Miller wrote:
> <snip/>
> > CSS needs a value for positioning that allows a page author to position
> > an element like in absolute or fixed, but unlike them, the program
> > displaying the page should treat it as if it were in the flow at the
> > position where it was moved to.
> <snip/>
> 
> But wouldn't that severly disrupt how user agents can flow the
> content incrementally since any content anywhere in the document
> source can affect most of the other flow? It might also be easy to
> create circular dependencies using such a positioning feature.
> 
>  /Staffan
> 
> 



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