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Re: [css-logical-properties] the 'inline-{start,end}' values for 'float' and 'clear'

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:39:10 -0800
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Rossen Atanassov <ratan@microsoft.com>, "Elika J. Etemad" <fantasai@inkedblade.net>
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To: Johannes Wilm <johannes@fiduswriter.org>


On Nov 6, 2015, at 2:33 AM, Johannes Wilm <johannes@fiduswriter.org> wrote:

>> This seems complicated and unnecessary to me, and breaks the normal expectations of horizontal coming first when two values represent two axes (X and Y, horizontal and vertical). And it is way too subtle to expect authors to easily figure out that this ordering is significant to float stacking. 
> 
> Well, floats are a complex thing, and we are trying to get it right rather than provide a lot of features that will just end in content breaking for no good reason.

My proposal keeps most of the complexity confined to what we already have in inline floats, and vastly limits the vertical and block direction effects to something much simpler than that. They just move the float to the beginning of a different line box (or to the end of the line box if it's 'bottom', I guess, probably), and turn it into a block. 

> That's why I/we have spent the last few months trying to figure out how to do this.

And thank you for that. There is a lot to like, and it is an excellent start that got me thinking deeper about vertical floats. I'm sorry I didn't respond to it earlier. 
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