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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-page-float] order of page floats with different float references

From: Johannes Wilm via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:48:41 +0000
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As for the usecase of treating column and page floats differently: They may be used differently semantically and therefore have little to do with one-another. For example,

* One could image page floats being used for sponsor advertisement that goes toward paying for a free/cheap text book. COlumn floats would be used for illustrations within the text. They are therefore clsoer to the text and it would make no sense for column and page floats to be displayed in order.

* Pictures vs. figures: A book about Mexico uses photos of various parts of Mexico as page floats. The page floats are not directly related to specific parts in the text and their main purpose is to make the reader relate to Mexican history and culture and remember his/her mostinteresting trips to Mexico while reading the book. Column floats, on the other hand, are used to show graphs and maps that are fairly closely realted to speccific parts of the text. It makes no sense to place column floats above top page floats nor for them to "wait" for another.

* An online newspaper that wants its website to look more like a traditional paper and has chosen a two column layout and a page-turning function instead of end-less scroll. It uses Page floats for three large pictures placed in different parts of the article. The newspaper doesn't know what size the reading decvice has, which is why they choose page floats for placement. Additionally, they use 2-15 column floats for facta boxes throughout the articles.

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