Re: New values for Float property

Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Alan Gresley <> wrote:
>> This is not entirely correct. right-to-left layout with floats is currently
>> implemented correctly in the latest versions of Firefox and IE8 with rtl
>> bidirection (dir="rtl"). Fails in both Safari and Opera.
> Huh.  I don't see that interpretation supported in the specs, though.
> float:left says that it floats *to the left*, not to whichever side is
> the opposite of the text progression direction.  Perhaps this is a
> bug?
> ~TJ

This is not a bug. Please see this spec concerning the direction of 
horizontal overflow with bidirection.


#This property specifies the base writing direction of
#blocks and the direction of embeddings and overrides
#(see 'unicode-bidi') for the Unicode bidirectional
#algorithm. In addition, it specifies the direction
#of table column layout, the direction of horizontal
#overflow, and the position of an incomplete last
#line in a block in case of 'text-align: justify'.


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Received on Tuesday, 1 December 2009 00:17:40 UTC