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Re: [CSS21] 9.2 Anonymous boxes

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:50:33 +1100
Message-ID: <4D820399.2000001@css-class.com>
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On 4/08/2010 4:05 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
>> On 08/01/2010 02:45 PM, Anton Prowse wrote:
>>> Issue 3:
>>> What /does/ happen when an inline box contains a float? Does the run of
>>> inlines+floats in which it sits get wrapped in an anonymous block box
>>> which becomes the sibling of the floats? If so, this needs stating.
>> I don't understand. What case exactly are you talking about?
> <div>start <span style="float:left">middle</span> end</div>
> The float is taken out of the flow, but the div is a block box and can
> only contain all inline-level or all block-level content. Under the
> assumption that the div _contains_ the block box of the float, then we
> either need to ensure that the div's inline content is wrapped in an
> anonymous block-level box, or that the float is ignored for the purposes
> of enforcing block container box behaviour on the div.
> Thinking on this further, however, I think that "out of flow" probably
> means that the float box isn't "contained" by the div box, in which case
> things already hold together correctly. This might be worth clarifying
> in the spec, though.

Anton, I think you missing the concept that since a floated element is 
taken out of the flow, the block-level box does not cause the inline 
boxes to be split. There are no anonymous blocks in the below example,

<div>start <span style="float:left">middle</span> end</div>

since what we have is inline boxes in normal flow. Like below.

<div>start end</div>

Alan http://css-class.com/

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