[rfc-i] Should Figures be allowed to float?

Jim Schaad ietf at augustcellars.com
Thu Jan 9 20:00:02 PST 2014



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Hoffman [mailto:paul.hoffman at vpnc.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 5:47 PM
> To: Jim Schaad
> Cc: RFC Interest
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] Should Figures be allowed to float?
> 
> On Jan 9, 2014, at 12:57 PM, Jim Schaad <ietf at augustcellars.com> wrote:
> 
> > The current layout rules are all based on the assumption that figures
are
> going to be placed in-line in the text and not allowed to float freely and
> allow for the text to flow around them in those cases where it makes
sense.
> I have been working on a document where there is a picture and a set of
> steps.  Allowing the step description to flow around the picture of the
steps
> would probably improve the reading experience for this document.
> 
> This seems like a minor improvement for a lot of UI pain. The "allow to
> float" attribute would need to say how far the figure would be able to
float;
> getting the units right on that would be daunting, to say the least. Can
you
> quantify "probably improve"?

If you look at this page, you can see the type of thing I am referring to.

http://html.net/tutorials/css/lesson13.php

> 
> --Paul Hoffman



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