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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:53:42 -0700
Message-ID: <484995C6.3020007@inkedblade.net>
To: Ingo Chao <i4chao@googlemail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Ingo Chao wrote:
> 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.

Would s/probable position/probable vertical position/ solve this problem?

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 6 June 2008 19:54:20 GMT

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