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Re: float:center

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:01:23 +0000
Message-ID: <47791253.8020305@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

John Oyler wrote:
> Is that unreasonable though? Printed documents are within the scope of 
> this, or so I thought. And besides, if the intent is to break up a long 

I used the term "print image".  HTML/CSS documents should only become 
print image documents after the user has chosen fonts, font sizes and 
paper sizes.  That means that author chosen interruptions, placed by 
position in the text, may well be in completely the wrong place, e.g. 
one line before a page or column break.

> stream of text is the intent, can't this be accomplished on a webpage 
> also, supposing you had this? It seems as if you could use float:center 

It's more than to break up the long stream of text, it is to break it up 
in a way which looks good (rather than reflects structure).

> to accomplish this, and either have the break occur close to where you 
> want, or exactly where you want, depending. If the float were in between 

Generally those breaks, in magazines are not placed structurally, so 
putting them where you want them implies pixel perfection, and author 
chosen paper sizes (if printing).  These are things that authors should 
not assume.

David Woolley
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