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[CSS21] Question on section 9.5.1 Positioning float: error in sentence

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 16:55:39 -0800
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Hello,

I've read the following sentence at least 20 times and I think there's
several small mistakes which can compromise comprehension.

"
But in CSS 2.1, if, within the block formatting context, there is an
in-flow negative vertical margin such that the float's position is above
the position it would be at were all such negative margins set to zero,
the position of the float is undefined.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#floats

I think such sentence should be stating instead

"
But, in CSS 2.1, if, within the block formatting context, there is an
in-flow negative vertical margin such that the float's position is above
the position it would be at if such negative vertical margin was set to
zero, then the position of the float is undefined.
"

Am I correct? If not, please explain (preferably with a testcase).

If my proposed sentence could be bettered according to you, please go ahead.

If the sentence is referring to the same negative margin, then why is it
first singular and then plural?

regards, Gérard
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