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Re: [CSS2.1] Inline-block and inline-table and floats

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 08:27:10 -0700
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <7BF898AA-B8B8-4C57-ADD8-EDB2E68F3130@comcast.net>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>

On Jun 10, 2008, at 1:39 AM, Alan Gresley wrote:

> Brad Kemper wrote:
>> FWIW, Webkit nightly 5525.18 and FireFox 3 RC1 both show it the same.
> Here's a rambling message. :-)
> Brad, the same in which way? I have WebKit nightly 5525.17 and  
> Firefox 3 RD1. I now find that when I launch Firefox 3 RD1, it's  
> reporting itself as FF2.0.0.14 (profile corruption, I guess). It was  
> working correctly a few week ago. This could mean that what I have  
> seen over the last few days is not correct when quoting Gecko 1.9. :-(
> What does Firefox 3 RD1 and WebKit nightly 5525.18 do?
> 1. Inline block and inline table top left corner sitting against the  
> top
> left corner of the container.
> 2. Inline block and inline table sitting to the right of the green  
> float.


I'll embed a screen capture from Webkit at the end of this e-mail.  
Some e-mail clients might turn it into an attachment.

> [...]
>> The Opera way is what I would have expected. If the inline block  
>> was instead just inline, then they would all start at the same  
>> place, to the right of the green box.
> Not quite since you can give a width to an display:inline-block  
> element
> but not a display:inline element.

I meant, if that block was just a span of text, it looks like it would  
fit there, and that is where it would start. I didn't think it was the  
width that was pushing it down lower. Wouldn't the same thing happen  
if it was narrower?

> [...]
> I guess it how we understand this part in inline formatting
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#inline-formatting
> # When an inline box exceeds the width of a line box, it is
> # split into several boxes and these boxes are distributed
> # across several line boxes. If an inline box cannot be split,
> # then the inline box overflows the line box.
> But that in not how a inline-block or inline-table should behave,  
> there should be no splitting.

You're right, I think. From what I see in FireFox and Webkit, it looks  
like it is overflowing vertically. Should it just make the line-box  
taller, or does the line-height prevent that? I imagine that is what  
Opera is doing.

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