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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2009-12-02

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:00:38 +1100
Message-ID: <4B177E36.6080101@css-class.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Alan Gresley wrote:
[...]
> I can follow this reasoning and support the values of using start and 
> end for floats in rtl.
> 
> My question is in what way and in what instances does float (or the 
> opposite edge of the float direction) behave in an overflow box? Either 
> with a div with overflow values of auto or scroll or when the float 
> overflows the body element.
> 
>  >   Tab+Chris: Right, so you use start and end
>  >   when you need them to reverse, and left and
>  >   right when you don't.
> 
> Does the overflow or scrolling behavior changes (reverses) along with 
> the direction of the float for rtl when start and end is used?

Re: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0336.html>

Re: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0347.html>


I should have also mentioned this. How does clear: left and clear: right 
work for floats values start and end for rtl.

1. For rtl, does clear: left on an element clear an element with float: 
start or float end (or only float: left)? I would think the later case 
(end) since the direction is reversed.

2. For rtl, does clear: right on an element clear an element with float: 
end or float: start (or only float: left)? I would think the later case 
(start) since the direction is reversed.


3. Rejecting the previous to questions, should the values clear: start 
and clear: end also be used (or only used) to clear floated elements 
with the values of start and end? This seems more logical and maybe 
would keep it simple.

4. What should happen when float: inherit is used for rtl and deep in 
the source an element has the attribute dir="ltr" is used? This may not 
apply since there is this in the spec.

<http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-flexbox-20090723/#overview>

# The ‘float’ and ‘clear’  properties do not apply to
# children of box elements, so the used value for these
# properties is ‘none’.


I'm not expecting that anyone knows the answers. I'm just posing these 
question for us to ponder over.


-- 
Alan http://css-class.com/
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 09:01:29 GMT

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