RE: side floats [was: RE: [xep-support] Projection on Limitation on B

From: MAISONNY Benoit (
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 06:03:29 PST


From: David Tolpin []
> > - is it normal (read: compliant to the specs, see below)
> that a side float appears 1 line lower than the line where it
> is defined?
> Yes, I think it is normal. Nowhere in the spec it is
> required to place a float earlier than the inline area
> its anchor appears in.

My reading of the specs is that the float's before edge should be aligned with the before edge of the line area where the float's anchor is. I cited the relevant part of the specs in a previous email.

> > - if yes, how can I position the float (knowing that XEP
> does not support relative positioning)?
> Place it earlier (e.g. just before the block).

Nice try, but the idea in "marginalia" is that it appears on the relevant line. I am using this float to indicate that an inline element has been deleted. It is obviously generated automatically by XSLT when a deleted inline element is found. I don't think it is possible to systematically output the float one line above: some times it will be in a completely different block, other times it will be a few words earlier...

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