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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:59:35 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0912030759m5fd6ab24u2bb7709152c84e81@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> There could be a layout that is primarily ltr that uses float and clear for layout purposes (so that the navigation bar is on the left and a footer at the bottom, for instance). Within that, there could be a large rtl block in which you have a drop-cap-like ornament with 'float:start'. In this case, I think you could want 'clear:start' for the paragraph after ornament, and then 'clear:all' for the footer. I'm not sure that 'clear:both' makes sense when there are more than two possible values for 'float', except for legacy purposes, but 'clear:all' does make sense, and is a more standard CSS keyword.

I think clear:both would handle that situation correctly.  Typically
in float-based layouts the content area is *also* floated, so clears
don't escape and screw up the rest of the layout.

Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 16:00:11 UTC

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