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'clear' and clearance

From: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 18:31:19 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <42FA47F7.6576.292BFA@localhost>

Is "clearance" when a clear actually takes effect or is it that the
'clear' property is defined to left, right or both?

In other words, should the margins in the following case collapse or 

<div style="margin-bottom: 0.5em">-</div>
<div style="margin-top: 0.5em; clear: both">-</div>

compared to:

<div style="float: right; width: 0.5em; height: 0.5em">&nbsp;</div>
<div style="margin-top: 0.5em; clear: both">-</div>

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