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

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 19:10:58 +1000
Message-ID: <483295A2.2080803@css-class.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Ingo Chao <i4chao@googlemail.com>, www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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....
> -Boris

I disagree here Boriz. These site must break or you render 
overflow:hidden useless for authors to use when these these elements are 
adjacent to floats.

Received on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 09:11:52 UTC

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