Last Comment Bug 78094 - (float) Floats Are Broken [FLOAT]
: Floats Are Broken [FLOAT]
Status: NEW
[Hixie-P1] [Hixie-B][CSS1-5.5.25]
: arch, css1, css2, helpwanted, meta, testcase
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Layout: Floats (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: All All
P2 normal with 38 votes (vote)
: Future
Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Jet Villegas (:jet)
Depends on: 13610 81710 1309830 4831 14984 21193 25888 26695 29413 35666 36003 41412 46291 48138 50630 52242 52916 58815 59200 66796 69745 69915 69960 75286 82313 82314 82315 85216 85874 85876 86746 219385 543070 1291110
Blocks: 103709 grouper
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Reported: 2001-04-29 03:11 PDT by Hixie (not reading bugmail)
Modified: 2016-10-13 02:37 PDT (History)
37 users (show)
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Description User image Hixie (not reading bugmail) 2001-04-29 03:11:53 PDT
This is a meta bug for all the open floater bugs.

It has been created because after being more and more annoyed at floats, I have 
now reached the point where I'm ready to bring this to the next level.

I will buy lunch for whomever fixes floats so that they work properly.

Not just any lunch, either. A decent meal in any restaurant of your choice, so
long as I'm there to thank you in person.
Comment 1 User image Ronald Tilby 2001-04-29 21:14:43 PDT
Does Bug 52916 need to be added to the dependency list?
Comment 2 User image Bernd 2001-04-29 23:00:38 PDT
Ian this bug is wrong assigned ;-), it could be directly assigned to Most of the bug's are buster's bugs, who left netscape
and his bug's to us. So my guess is, that the ultimate fix depends on the
ability to hire somebody on buster's position. So may be you should invest your
lunch in a business lunch with your boss. :-)
Comment 3 User image Marc Attinasi 2001-04-30 09:53:50 PDT
As much as I hat to do it, reassigning to me.
Comment 4 User image Daniel Brooks [:db48x] 2001-05-13 11:55:33 PDT
should bug 66796 be added to the list?
Comment 5 User image Marc Attinasi 2002-01-10 14:15:22 PST
--> 1.0 for meta-bug
Comment 6 User image Kevin McCluskey (gone) 2002-02-04 18:45:35 PST
Alex is looking at floater issues. Reassigning to Alex
Comment 7 User image Kevin McCluskey (gone) 2002-02-19 13:37:45 PST
Moving to Mozilla1.1. Engineers are overloaded with higher priority bugs.
Comment 8 User image junk 2002-06-14 22:14:46 PDT
Not sure if this is the right place, maybe someone can note the correct bug...

This is a bug when the page loads slowly. Floated image screws up. Should be in
the top left corner. Works fine if page loads fast, or offline. Really annoying.

Anyone know a workaround? Or is the code wrong?
(only good for 40 days)
Comment 9 User image Stefan Huszics 2002-06-15 19:03:01 PDT
Yes, this is the wrong place to post this.
This is a meta bug to keep track of other bugs, not a place to post new bugs in.

Report new bugs in a new bugthread (however in this specific case I would not
bother, since looking at the page source reveals it's very buggy. Next time
check a page at before posting issues as a bug :) )
Comment 10 User image Marek Z. Jeziorek 2002-09-13 09:59:08 PDT
batch: adding topembed per Gecko2 document
Comment 11 User image Michael Buckland 2002-10-25 14:45:20 PDT
Bulk adding topembed keyword.  Gecko/embedding needed.
Comment 12 User image saari (gone) 2002-10-30 10:11:33 PST
removing topembed as this is a meta
Comment 13 User image David Baron :dbaron: ⌚️UTC-8 2003-03-30 16:31:50 PST
Comment 14 User image Harald Kampen 2004-04-16 12:30:59 PDT
I hope you understand my english and I found the right place ;-)

If i use a table with 100% the content in the table overlaps the flaoting image.
The table should be handled as block with line-break a after the imgage.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="de" lang="de">
<head><title>Float Problem Imgages</title></head>

<p><img src="schleimmonster.jpg" width="200" height="283" border="0" alt="test"
style="margin-left: 10px; margin-bottom: 1em; float: right" /></p>

<table style="width:100%; border: 1px solid #000">
<td>Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle Tabelle</td>

Comment 15 User image Boris Zbarsky [:bz] (still a bit busy) 2004-04-16 12:50:20 PDT
> and I found the right place

You didn't.  You want bug 14984
Comment 16 User image edjusted 2009-01-08 21:03:17 PST
Sorry if this is the wrong place...I'm not sure if this is related or if it's a different bug. If you first go to this page to "select" the theme then go to this page to see the test post you will *not* see the picture in that post. It seems like there's a problem where (at least for that particular Wordpress theme) that if you use a span style float:left;margin-right:10px; to wrap the text around the picture, the picture doesn't even show up in Camino. The page displays correctly in Mac OS X Safari 3.1.2 and Firefox 3.0.5.
Comment 17 User image Boris Zbarsky [:bz] (still a bit busy) 2009-01-09 09:28:15 PST
Sounds like you should file a Camino bug.  I doubt your issue is related to floats....
Comment 18 User image edjusted 2009-01-09 10:53:12 PST
Sorry, didn't realize bug 78094 wasn't specific to Camino. Will file a Camino bug report instead.

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