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RE: floats vs. page breaks

From: Rainer Åhlfors <rahlfors@wildcatsoftware.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:19:10 -0600
To: <www-style@w3.org>
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You certainly _could_ make them scale.

Rainer Åhlfors

-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Joe Wells
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 1:05 PM
To: Allan Sandfeld Jensen
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: floats vs. page breaks

Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde@carewolf.com> writes:

> On Wednesday 11 October 2006 06:44, Joei
>> Comments?
> Very interesting problem.

Thanks.  ☺  I was hoping the answer would not be "very interesting
problem", because that means there is no good solution.

>> Is there a solution?
> Well, you could set orphans up to number of lines the drop cap/float
> covers, but besides that it would be a very hard problem to solve.
> So if a drop cap covers three lines, then set orphans to 3.

That indeed seems like it could work in the case where drop caps are
scaled text.  Perhaps a note to this effect should accompany the
suggestion in the CSS standard about how to do drop caps via a style
on :first-letter.

Unfortunately, this will not be a reliable solution for image floats,
because they won't be scaled with the text fonts when the user decides
to have a different font size.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Received on Thursday, 12 October 2006 02:16:23 UTC

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