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Re: Question about inline layout and margins

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 15:00:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4C5FFBE3.7010907@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 8/9/10 8:48 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:
>>>> As for use cases, I guess if someone's gone to the trouble of trying
>>>> to get the second span
>>>> to completely overlap the first, it's because that overlap is important
>>>> to them, and should be preserved even when the first span overflows its
>>>> containing block.
>>>
>>> I can't tell whether your indexing is off here, or your numbers, but
>>> as stated the sentence above makes no sense.
>>
>> I don't /think/ so, but perhaps I'm overlooking something or I'm
>> misunderstanding you. If all three inline-level boxes were to be placed
>> on the same line, the right margin edge of the inline box would be flush
>> with the right margin edge of the first span (and flush with the right
>> edge of the line box), right?
> 
> Yes...
> 
>> So the inline block completely overlaps the first span.
> 
> Yes, so the _third_ span overlaps the first?  In other words, your 
> indexing was off.  OK.

*Ahh*, yes, thanks.  I think I'd already wondered off into putting
negative left margin on the inline block (which seems to be the
more representative use case).

Sorry for the confusion.
Anton
Received on Monday, 9 August 2010 14:02:47 GMT

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