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Re: [CSS21] Trivial editorial issues with 9.5 (Floats)

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:19:47 +0000
To: Řyvind Stenhaug (oyvinds@opera.com) <oyvinds@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Řyvind,

The CSSWG resolved not to make these changes to the CSS 2.1 specification [1]. We will be reevaluating 
this issue for errata and future versions of CSS.

Please respond before 14 March, 2011 if you do not accept the current resolution.

[1] http://w3.org/TR/CSS


Original message: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Oct/0058.html
ISSUE-273: http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-273

From: Řyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com> 
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 17:26:04 +0200
 To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org> 
Message-ID: <op.u1jg5qxgru61ud@oyvinds-desktop> 

On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:59:33 +0200, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:

> On Monday 05 October 2009, L. David Baron wrote:
>> On Monday 2009-10-05 18:34 +0200, Anton Prowse wrote:
>> >   # Any content in the current line before a floated box is
>> > reflowed in
>> >   # the first available line on the other side of the
>> > float.

> The context is as follows. Imagine a line of text, where ### is an
> image:
>
>     One two three ### four five six.
>
> Now float that image to the left:
>
>     #### One two three four five six.
>
> and note that the words "One two three" have moved to the *other side*
> of the image!
>
> Yes, that is not very precise language. It talks about moving, but
> nothing moves in CSS and the text never was at the left side to begin
> with.

It's also incorrect for right-floated boxes in LTR or left-floated boxes  
in RTL (assuming that "the other side" is interpreted as above).

-- 
Řyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
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