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Re: Question on clear applying to run-ins

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:44:32 -0700
Message-ID: <4C9A0840.1070602@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 09/22/2010 06:02 AM, fantasai wrote:
> On 09/07/2010 06:18 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> This doesn't actually answer my question (though it does eliminate tome
>> possible answers). Here's what I'm asking about:
>>
>> <span style="display: run-in; clear: right;"></span>
>> <div style="clear: left"></div>
>>
>> What should the <div> be clearing? Right floats? Left floats? Both? For
>> right floats that come between the run-in and the block, should the
>> block be clearing them (sounds like "yes")?
>
> Proposal A:
>
> Change
> # For run-in boxes, this property applies to the final block box to
> # which the run-in box belongs.
> to
> | For a run-in element that is rendered as an 'inline' element,
> | this property combines with the 'clear' value on the block box
> | that contains it, resulting in used 'clear' value that honors
> | the requirements of both elements: 'left' and 'none' combine
> | to 'left', 'right' and 'none' combine to 'right, 'left' and
> | 'right' combine to 'both', and 'both' and any other value
> | combine to 'both'.
>
> Proposal B:
>
> Change
> # For run-in boxes, this property applies to the final block box to
> # which the run-in box belongs.
> to
> | Note that while this property applies to 'run-in' elements that
> | render as 'block' boxes, it does not apply to 'run-in' elements
> | that render as 'inline' boxes.

Oh, and Proposal C:

Remove
   # For run-in boxes, this property applies to the final block box to
   # which the run-in box belongs.

Change
   # Applies to: block-level elements
to
   | Applies to: block-level elements except elements with 'display: run-in'.

This has the advantage of being more predictable (whether clear applies
doesn't depend on the surrounding content).

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 13:45:08 GMT

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