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Re: float:center

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 11:52:37 +0000
Message-ID: <477F6F85.9010408@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> David, I've fully supported your position here
> so far, but when you claim that float:centre
> "doesn't allow separation of content and styling",

No.  I'm saying that the only use case put forward so far doesn't; 
specifically the use case claimed is pull out quotes.

> I do not see the logic of your argument.  I assume
> that you believe that float:{left|right} do allow

The original use of float left and float right was the inclusion of 
relevant images.  whilst there is a spectrum of such usage, I think one 
could argue that a relevant image placed between paragraphs, can be 
viewed as something that one should look at before reading the following 
text, if one wants to understand the article, but pull out quotes are 
there to act as headlines for the whole article, not for the text by 
which they are placed, and they are normally placed mid-paragraph, based 
on the aesthetics of the whole of the intersection of the article with a 
page of the media, rather than the meaning of the surrounding text.

(I'm not sure that mid-paragraph is achievable with CSS, but it is 
needed to match traditional media.)

> such separation, so could you explain why you
> perceive "centre" as a special case ?

David Woolley
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