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Re: [CSS21] Issue 192 - floats and shortened line boxes

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 01:14:27 +0100
Message-ID: <4D815263.4040402@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
On 16/03/2011 17:50, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Wednesday 2011-03-16 09:19 -0700, L. David Baron wrote:
>>    # If a shortened line box is too small to contain any further
>>    # content, then it is shifted downward until either it fits or
>>    # there are no more floats present.
>>
>> (And, yeah, "further content" here should probably just say
>> "content", as I think you've pointed out.)
>
> Actually, I'd be a little hesitant to make this change, since saying
> "further content" or now "content after the floats" covers up the
> ambiguity in float rule #6 that I mentioned in
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Mar/0358.html

(There's no ambiguity, as I've just described in [1].  There's merely 
sloppy/misleading wording in the 9.5 introductory text.)

Regarding "further content", please see [2,3].  However, I'd be happy 
with something like your suggested
s/further content/content after the float(s)/

My argument against "further" is that it lacks a referent.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Mar/0394.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Aug/0181.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Sep/0053.html

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2011 00:14:57 GMT

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