W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > September 2008

Re: [css3-gcpm] float: footnote

From: Joshua Cranmer <Pidgeot18@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 17:53:04 -0400
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <48BF0740.4080901@verizon.net>

Ambrose Li wrote:
> 2008/9/3 Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>:
>> Also sprach Joshua Cranmer:
>>  > given that float: footnote is not defined elsewhere, I am assuming that
>>  > the draft would need some definition of this for non-paged media,
>>  > especially screen media.
>> What should the definition be?
> If there is no obvious definition, perhaps it should be something that
> can be defined using CSS?
> After all, footnotes on the screen is not a crazy idea; it's just
> currently unachievable.
It seems to me like a good default should be to float the footnotes to 
the end of the innermost block-level element. I don't think that's 
CSS-specifiable, but using float: to()/ content: from() gets close.

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth
Received on Wednesday, 3 September 2008 21:57:08 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:39 UTC