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Re: [CSS21] More issues with issues with 9.5 (Floats) [Issue 280]

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:12:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4D7E92B2.7030704@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
On 11/03/2011 20:05, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> Anton,
>
> The CSSWG has resolved to edit the CSS2.1 specification [1] to reflect your feedback.
> In particular, in 9.5.1 :
>
>     # 3. 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 rules hold for right-floating elements.
>
> ...will be updated to (change between []):
>
>     # 3. 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
>     # [next to it]. Analogous rules hold for right-floating elements.

OK, so it's clear from the minutes[1] of the F2F that it wasn't 
intentional to allow left floats to the right of right floats.  However, 
it's not defined what "next to a float" means so that aspect of the 
resolution needs addressing (possibly postponing to errata).  cf. Issue 
185, modified by Issue 279, which resulted in a definition of what it 
means for a line box to be next to a float.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Mar/0272.html

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Monday, 14 March 2011 22:13:02 GMT

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