[whatwg] Update to the Adoption Agency Algorithm
mrbkap at mozilla.com
Thu Feb 2 17:38:15 PST 2006
David Hyatt wrote:
> BTW, we tried to add <span> as an inline that should be reopened (like
> <font> and <b> etc.) and it broke some of our layout tests (snippets
> of real-world Web sites). <span> clearly does not always reopen in
> WinIE and Firefox, so for now we are having to leave it out.
It never reopens in Firefox currently (I'm not sure of the original
reasoning behind this), but I believe this is partially because a
significant number of web pages treat <span> as a true block, like
<div>. We've also seen sites give spans absolute positioning on pages,
which means that reopening them will probably break those pages.
Unfortunately, it seems that <span> is a half-block (at least in Gecko)
with the worst behaviors of both worlds.
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