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Re: New values for Float property

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:16:45 +1100
Message-ID: <4B14606D.6040708@css-class.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Salar <salarsoftwares@gmail.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
[...]
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:
>> This is not entirely correct. right-to-left layout with floats is currently
>> implemented correctly in the latest versions of Firefox and IE8 with rtl
>> bidirection (dir="rtl"). Fails in both Safari and Opera.
> 
> Huh.  I don't see that interpretation supported in the specs, though.
> float:left says that it floats *to the left*, not to whichever side is
> the opposite of the text progression direction.  Perhaps this is a
> bug?
> 
> ~TJ


This is not a bug. Please see this spec concerning the direction of 
horizontal overflow with bidirection.

<http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#direction>

#This property specifies the base writing direction of
#blocks and the direction of embeddings and overrides
#(see 'unicode-bidi') for the Unicode bidirectional
#algorithm. In addition, it specifies the direction
#of table column layout, the direction of horizontal
#overflow, and the position of an incomplete last
#line in a block in case of 'text-align: justify'.


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Alan http://css-class.com/

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