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Re: Issue 101 Resolution

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:39:53 +1100
Message-ID: <4CB3A049.6020108@css-class.com>
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Anton Prowse wrote:
> On 11/10/2010 16:06, Alan Gresley wrote:
>> 1. Nothing is mentioned about floats be placed lower.
>> Left float:
>> The right outer edge of a left-floating box may not be to the
>> right of the left outer edge of any right-floating box that is
>> to the right of it.
>> Analogous - Right float
>> The left outer edge of a right-floating box may not be to the
>> left of the right outer edge of any left-floating box that is
>> to the left of it.
>> One must presume from other parts of 9.5 which mentions a left float
>> interactions with other left floats, that it is the last float in the
>> source order that is placed lower. Rule 3 doesn't specify which float is
>> place lower and no where else in 9.5 does it specify that alternative
>> floated boxes can be placed lower.
> Rule 5 covers this.

No it doesn't. Rule 5 only mentions the outer top edge.

   | The outer top of a floating box may not be higher than the
   | outer top of any block or floated box generated by an element
   | earlier in the source document.

There is nothing about the top edge of a float being lower than the 
bottom edge of a float that is earlier in the source. The only rule 
that mentions something like this is in rule 2 but that doesn't apply 
with interaction between left floats and right floats.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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