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Re: New layout language.

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:20:53 +0200
Message-ID: <42CBE8C5.3040301@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Matthew Raymond wrote:

>> There is another thing that would be useful, which you have not 
>> addressed in your proposal: box A and box B are placed next to 
>> eachother. However, if their minimum size exceeds the size of the 
>> window, they could be put below eachother. Kinda like floats interact 
>> with eachother, but then different. Absolute positioning + float. Or 
>> something. Currently, the solution for that is to use media queries. 
>> Which might be sufficient as well.
>    This isn't covered by "display: inline-block"???

Oh, right. Inline-block is similar to floats in that, yeah.

However, for a width of ‘auto’ it shrink-fits the content, just like 
floats do, which was exactly why I thought floats alone weren’t 
sufficient. Also, inline-block doesn’t have the positioning freedom that 
absolute positioning has (but then again, maybe it isn’t possible to 
have the best of both worlds).


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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