[thelist] css percentages

Anthony Johnston - Antix tech at antix.co.uk
Tue Feb 25 05:58:01 CST 2003

I tried it...

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<span style='float: left; width: 50%; border: solid 10px;'>lalala</span>
<span style='float: left; width: 50%; border: solid 10px;'>lalala</span>

this wraps with borders,  doesn't without,
apparently css3 will allow you to choose between the box models
so that you can do this - I just don't understand what advantages
this box model has.

is there a dtd which will make netscape/opera adhere to the box
model with internalized borders, as IE does by default?


>-----Original Message-----
>From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
>[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Geoff Sheridan
>Sent: 25 February 2003 11:44
>To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>Cc: Anthony Johnston - Antix
>Subject: RE: [thelist] css percentages
>At 11:31 am +0000 25/2/03, Anthony Johnston - Antix wrote:
>>wasn't real code,  but ta anyway,  what I'm trying to get
>>at is; using percentages on floated items will never give
>>you a flush to the screen effect - when you add a border.
>>which if is so - is weird,  (please say it isn't so).
>It ain't so.
>Try it!:
><style type="text/css">
>body {margin:0; padding:0;}
>div {border:10px solid black; float:right; width:50%;}
><div>la la la</div>

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