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Re: [css-multicol] Overflowing floats issue

From: James Holderness <j4_james@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:39:37 +0100
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To: "Simon Sapin" <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
>>> But "in the normal flow" does not apply to your floating image.
>> I believe the aim was to include floating content, but you're right
>> the wording wasn't clear enough. I would approve a clarification that
>> explains this statement also applies to floating elements.
>
> "In-flow" is defined in CSS 2.1 and clearly does not apply to floated 
> elements. But we could could change the spec to say "Floated or in-flow 
> content that extends "


Are you saying you intend to change the spec so that there will be no way to 
have an element overflow across column gaps anymore? I realise that nobody 
other than Firefox actually supported this, but I was hoping the other 
browsers would fix their implementations at some point.

If you really wanted to clip a float, you could always wrap it in something 
with an overflow:hidden, or maybe use the clip property in some way. 
However, there's no way to unclip something after the renderer has forcibly 
clipped it.

Regards
James
Received on Monday, 29 April 2013 17:41:13 UTC

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