[CSS 2.1] static position of an absolutely positioned element with auto-offsets

The static position is the position an element would have had in the
normal flow --  separated in vertical and horizontal direction.

But this sentence seems to encourage diversity:
"...user agents are free to make a guess at its probable position"
(CSS 2.1: 10.3.7 and 10.6.4).

IE places an absolutely positioned box with auto-offsets /alongside/ a
float. Does this behavior violate the spec or not? I think it should.



Ingo Chao

Received on Thursday, 5 June 2008 19:22:33 UTC