Re: Text columns

kitblake (kitblake@gig.nl)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 12:15:19 +0100


Message-Id: <9506071014.AA12705@waterloo.gig.nl>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 12:15:19 +0100
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: kitblake@gig.nl (kitblake)
Subject: Re: Text columns

>> I don't want to get into tag suggestion here, but it would be simple to set
>> a column width, perhaps as part of a paragraph tag. Given a mondo display,
>> perhaps three columns of text would appear. A more modest monitor would
>> show two, with the rest of the text following below as in present HTML.
>> With a small monitor, only one column would show, but it's tagged width
>> would still insure a measure of readability.
>
>Seems reasonable. However, it belongs in the style sheet, not a tag.
>I assume you'd use the same set of units that are available for margin
>setting. How it would interact with the margin settings needs to be
>specified. Likewise, the gutter width needs to be dealt with
>(implied by margins? Explicit? Either?).

This thread has moved in that direction. I think a lot of the same people
are reading both lists. If it doesn't appear I'll post something there.
And I hope the Browser developmers are seeing your comments. 


>Using gf (the General Formatter) to generate Latex. GF comes with
>Latex style documents that include a "twocolumn" option. Enable it in
>the GF style sheet, and then format & print the resulting Latex. Like
>I said - it worked fine, except for the header gif.

I see, thanks.