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CSS Exclusions and Shapes Level 3 Updated

By Alan Stearns May 3, 2012 (Permalink)
Categories: publications

The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Exclusions and Shapes.

CSS Exclusions and Shapes allows you to define non-rectangular shapes for wrapping content, for instance around the outside of floats. It also extends content wrapping functionality previously limited to floats: now any element can become an exclusion.

This new draft contains an update to the exclusions processing model, which describes how exclusions cause content to wrap around their shapes. Several updated examples show how the model works using varying positioning schemes such as floats and grid layout.

The draft also goes into much more detail on how floats work with all of the new capabilities. A new example using floats has been added, and a new section clarifies how floats and exclusions interoperate.

CSS Exclusions and Shapes is still a work-in-progress, but many other improvements have been made in this draft since the last official publication. All of the known needed work on outstanding issues is captured with links to the latest discussions.

As always, please send feedback to the (archived) public mailing list www-style@w3.org with the spec code ([css3-exclusions]) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

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