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Re: [css21] anonymous block boxes versus block boxes

From: Staffan Måhlén <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:16:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4300BFC3.8040000@comhem.se>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> Staffan Måhlén wrote:
>
>>> Opera shows both words on the same line. Mozilla and Internet 
>>> Explorer differ in
>>> this behavior and show the floated box on a second line. (I believe 
>>> Safari and
>>> Internet Explorer 5 for the Mac do the same thing as Opera.)
>>
>> I think that is just a difference in how they interpret points 6 and 
>> 8 in
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#float-position. 
>
> If I recall correctly, this is a known bug in Gecko...


Oh. I found
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50630

Apparently people there agrees that "as high as possible" means 
including moving already positioned items. To me it seems that
this is a poor solution since it creates less predictable
and bouncier results. It also seems more complex to move content
rather than positioning the float at "the next line break", and
float implementations tend to have quite a few bugs. 

Should the rec be relaxed to explictly allow or even changed to 
require Mozilla/IEs behavior?

 /Staffan
Received on Monday, 15 August 2005 16:16:53 GMT

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