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Re: New values for Float property

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:24:22 -0800
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Salar <salarsoftwares@gmail.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091201052422.GA6514@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2009-12-01 16:13 +1100, Alan Gresley wrote:
> Please don't tell me that we are considering the scenario of an
> element floated left now acting as an element floated right for rtl
> (swapping sides). To make the literal meaning of right and left to
> act in the opposite sense for rtl is absurd.

No.

The question is only what should happen when a float is *wider* than
its containing block: whether the side that should overflow should
be determined by the value of 'float' or the value of 'direction'.

-David

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