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Re: [CSS 21] overflow:hidden adjacent to a float

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:39:57 -0500
Message-ID: <483201BD.6050905@mit.edu>
To: Ingo Chao <i4chao@googlemail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Ingo Chao wrote:
> Browsers are rendering this differently, and they seem to move in
> different directions, see composite screenshot
> http://satzansatz.de/w3/bfcfloat.png

Note that part of that is due to the s/margin-box/border-box/ change you point out.

>  Making the overflow-hidden box narrower so it
> clips its own content even if there is no width set seems
> counterintuitive to me.

Sadly, websites seem to somewhat depend on that behavior.  That was a major 
reason for the change from Firefox 3 beta 5 to Firefox 3 RC1 that you see in 
your screenshot.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 19 May 2008 22:40:44 GMT

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