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Re: [CSS2.1] 9.5.1 Positioning the float: the 'float' property

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:10:24 -0500
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <E85339DE-F06F-4987-B575-7C2EE64B77E7@apple.com>

On Mar 28, 2008, at 6:10 PM, L. David Baron wrote:

>
> On Friday 2008-03-28 14:41 -0700, Alan Gresley wrote:
>> 9.5.1 Positioning the float: the 'float' property
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#float-position
>>
>>
>> In the listed rules under the heading "Here are the precise rules  
>> that
>> govern the behavior of floats"
>>
>> There is no mention of the right edge for a left floated element or
>> left edge of a right floated element. Since this is no mention of  
>> this
>> opposing margin in the spec we now have two behaviors among browsers
>> when elements are floated right.
>>
>> 1. This opposing left edge is ignored.
>> 2. This opposing left edge is used.
>
> Since it's not mentioned (as you say), it's clearly ignored, according
> to the current spec.  This means that, according to the current spec
> (and the test results you described), the use of the left edge when
> positioning right floats in IE, Safari, and Opera 9.26 (but not 9.5)  
> is
> a bug.

I agree.

http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18203

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Saturday, 29 March 2008 02:11:06 GMT

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