Re: Multi column layout question.

Geoff Baysinger (gbaysing@hiwaay.net)
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 10:49:13 -0500 (CDT)


Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 10:49:13 -0500 (CDT)
From: Geoff Baysinger <gbaysing@hiwaay.net>
Subject: Re: Multi column layout question.
To: George Voronoff <george@cpsg.com.au>
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199506230929.TAA07845@bohra.cpsg.com.au>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9506231013.B30314-0100000@fly.HiWAAY.net>

Wouldn't "multi-column layout" be possible simply using HTML+'s "<TABLE>" 
element? As far as I know any element will go inside a <TABLE> ...

On Fri, 23 Jun 1995, George Voronoff wrote:

> 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.
> 
> -- 
> 	George Voronoff
> 
> 	CPSG
> 	493 St Kilda Rd
> 	Melbourne, Victoria 3004
> 	Australia
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> 
>