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Re: [css-regions] Floats and auto-sized regions

From: Mihai Balan <mibalan@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 17:39:09 +0000
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CEA04AC5.229CA%mibalan@adobe.com>
Now that you spell it this way, it seems it was already in the spec[1] :)

What about a float overflowing a (last) region with a fixed size? Would
the float in this case interact with non flowed, non-float content?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-regions/#flow-from the text after the second
note

On 11/6/13 7:21 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Mihai Balan <mibalan@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I'd like to know your position on the following scenario: suppose we
>>have
>> some content that gets flowed in an auto-sized region, and said content
>>also
>> has a floated box in it, that's taller than the non-float content.
>>Should
>> the size of the region be the size of the non-float *and* float content
>> (taller) or just the size of the non-float content (shorter)?
>>
>> A corollary to this scenario is what should the size for an auto-size
>>region
>> when the only thing flowed in it would be a float?
>>
>> My personal take is that the float itself should not contribute to the
>> sizing of the regions other than through the eventual shortening of line
>> boxes of the surrounding contents and/or clearing. (The answer to the
>> corollary being that the region should have 0 height).
>
>This tends to be a pretty undesirable behavior for people.  They want
>their elements that are semantically "containers" to contain floats,
>and do a bunch of hacks to make it happen.  I'd be much more in favor
>of having the region container act like a BFC in this case.
>
>~TJ
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