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

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 08:51:06 +0100
Message-ID: <483282EA.1080801@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Alan Gresley wrote:
> 
> 
> Boris, what websites depend on a behavior that is clearly undefined? 

Most?  Most sites are designed empirically, based on the behaviour of a 
particular browser (or are cut and pasted from such sites) rather than 
from an understanding of what the specification actually says.  Sites 
rely on undefined behaviour or are reckless as to whether or not it is 
undefined.

That's precisely why there is so much demand in the web world for all 
"invalid" constructs to have precisely defined behaviour (or as I would 
see it, for there to be no invalid or undefined constructs).


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