CSS Block Formatting Contexts

CSS Block Formatting Contexts
Published on 2021-07-09 05:52:08

Using the overflow property with a value different to visible

margin:0 10px;
/* does not create block formatting context */
/* creates block formatting context */


Using the overflow property with a value different from visible (its default) will create a new block formatting context. This is technically necessary — if a float intersected with the scrolling element it would forcibly rewrap the content.

This example that shows how a number of paragraphs will interact with a floated image is similar to this example, on css-tricks.com.

2: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/overflow MDN

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