Multi column layout question.

George Voronoff (george@cpsg.com.au)
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 19:29:20 +1000 (EST)


From: George Voronoff <george@cpsg.com.au>
Message-Id: <199506230929.TAA07845@bohra.cpsg.com.au>
Subject: Multi column layout question.
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 19:29:20 +1000 (EST)

Hello All,

There has been some discussion on this regarding multi column layout.
Many people have said that they would like to see support for this.

It seems to me that multi column layout goes aganst the spirit of HTML
and was wondering what supporters of multi column layout had to say.

A column is used to change the way text flows on a page.
On a two colunmn page, the text:
    "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"
would look like:

page 1:

    ab|gh
    cd|ij
    ef|kl

page 2:

    mn|st
    op|uv
    qr|wx

page 3:

    yz|
      |
      |

How do you decide what size a page is in a portable manner?

If the page too long, the reader of your document will have to
scroll down to read the text at the bottom of the first column,
and then have to scroll back up to read the text at the top of
the second column.

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	George Voronoff

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