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So far it sounds like we've done the same thing to each bit oftext. This is not quite the case. The inline boxes don'tactually line up, as we can see in Figure 8-50,because the text is all baseline-aligned.
However, it is precisely the inline boxes which determine the heightof the overall line box. The line box is defined to be the distancecount on a particular behavior, which makes the utility of negative margins on floats rather limited. Hanging floats are probably fairly safe, but trying to push an element upward on the page is generally a bad idea.
There is one other case where a floated element can run outside of its parent element, and that's when the floated element is wider than its parent. In that case, the floated element will simply overrun either the right or left inner edge in its best attempt to display itself correctly, depending on which way it was floated. In