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[CSS 2.1] static position of an absolutely positioned element with auto-offsets

From: Ingo Chao <i4chao@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 21:21:52 +0200
Message-ID: <879e9bc50806051221u2a6e029g4f3647596806ba5e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

The static position is the position an element would have had in the
normal flow --  separated in vertical and horizontal direction.

But this sentence seems to encourage diversity:
"...user agents are free to make a guess at its probable position"
(CSS 2.1: 10.3.7 and 10.6.4).

IE places an absolutely positioned box with auto-offsets /alongside/ a
float. Does this behavior violate the spec or not? I think it should.



Ingo Chao
Received on Thursday, 5 June 2008 19:22:33 UTC

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