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Re: [CSS21] Clearance paradox

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 13:24:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4C306F53.5010004@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
fantasai wrote:
> On 03/22/2009 11:56 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think CSS2.1 contains a paradox as regards clearance...
> 
> Combined proposal from this thread:
> 
> 9.5.2 Controlling flow next to floats: the 'clear' property
> 
> Change
>    # Clearance is introduced as spacing above the margin-top of an element.
>    # It is used to push the element vertically (typically downward), past
>    # the float.
> to
>    | Values other than 'none' potentially introduce clearance.
>    | Clearance inhibits margin collapsing and acts as spacing above the
>    | margin-top of an element. It is used to push the element vertically
>    | past the float.
> and shift to after value definitions.
> 
[snip]

Can we instead have something like "Clearance inhibits certain margin 
collapsing behaviour"?  Clearance certainly doesn't inhibit /all/ margin 
collapsing involving the clearing element, as is accurately described in 
8.3.1.

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Sunday, 4 July 2010 11:26:10 GMT

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