by Eric A. Meyer
First edition, published May 2000.
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7. A left (or right) floating element that has another floating element to its left (or right) may not have its right outer edge to the right (or left) of its containing block's right (or left) edge.
In other words, a floating element cannot stick out beyond the edge
of its containing element, unless it's too wide to fit on its
own. This prevents a situation where a succession of floated elements
Chapter 8: Visual Formatting
Chapter 9: Positioning
Chapter 10: CSS2: A Look Ahead
Chapter 11: CSS in Action
Appendix A: CSS Resources
Appendix B: HTML 2.0 Style Sheet
Appendix C: CSS1 Properties
Appendix D: CSS Support Chart
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