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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 03:45:36 -0500
Message-ID: <48328FB0.1000204@mit.edu>
To: Ingo Chao <i4chao@googlemail.com>, www-style@w3.org

Ingo Chao wrote:
> I'd prefer a box that establishes a new block formatting context to be
> not narrowed at all. This would not even have to be defined, just
> cancel the last two sentences in paragraph 5 of CSS2.1:9.5 and let the
> paragraph end with:
> "If necessary, implementations should clear the said element by
> placing it below any preceding floats."

Doing that breaks sites, unfortunately.  That is, a lot of existing 
content depends on the narrowing behavior....

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