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Re: [css-page-floats] float: center?

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 18:41:28 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
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On 08/09/2016 01:54 PM, Oriol Bugzilla wrote:
>> Intuitively, this would center a box in its containing element and also cause it to take the width of its contained text
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> A CSS WG member would probably explain it better, but floats do more than alignment and shrink-to-fit.
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> They are also out-of-flow and have some behaviors which might not be obvious how should generalize in |float:center| or other
> arbitrary positions.
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> If you only want centering and shrink-to-fit, you can use
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> |margin: 0 auto; /* Center horizontally */ width: fit-content; /* shrink-to-fit */|
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> The latter may need vendor prefixes.
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> Other possibilities are |display:inline-block|, CSS tables, flexbox, etc.

And soon, 'justify-content: center'. :)

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 22:41:58 UTC

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