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Re: float:center

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 00:04:22 -0500
Message-ID: <477F0FD6.90707@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> The "float:center" discussion here appears to have a general sentiment that "float:center" sounds
> useful but  it is very hard to define and implement, therefore we shouldn't go there.
> I will agree that it is hard to define and hard to implement but it is already
> being done 


> Note that page floats [1] being currently defined in CSS3 GCPM spec, in combination
> with another cool property 'float-offset' [2] and even a grid [3] will be able to
> land pretty much anywhere, including the center of a page or a block. Text may have
> to flow on both sides; collisions of multiple floats will be possible and have to
> be resolved.

I think it's more reasonable to define behavior so that the text in a single column
either flows on one side, or on the other side. If the float is positioned to span
columns, then it makes sense for text to wrap around both sides.

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