CSS CSS Layout Basics Page Layout with the Float Property Clearing and Containing Floats

why overflow: hidden cleared float in this?

i am confused on how overflow: hidden was able to clear floats

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "overflow" property doesn't directly "clear" the floats.

But what it does is to create a new "block formatting context" which will also force the collapsed element to expand to the full height of its floated child elements.

For more details, see the MDN documentation pages on Overflow and Block formatting context.