Re: HTML Streaming

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
27 Aug 1997 17:04:28 +0100


Date: 27 Aug 1997 17:04:28 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
To: jreiter@mail.slc.edu
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199708271604.RAA27553@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: HTML Streaming

> It would also be great if there could be some way, *any* way, through CSS
> or a new HTML entity (heck, let's just add another one, why don't we) that
> permits multi-columns.

It would be cute, but you miss the most important part: should columns
mean 

   1. "wrap the text into columns the height of the current window, 
      and any more text goes into another pair [triplet, quad, etc] 
      of columns below, which are also the height of the current window,
      and repeat until </columnar>"

or

   2. ditto, but based on the height of the page set in the currently
      active printer driver

or

   3. "wrap the text into columns of arbitrary length, sufficient to
      accommodate all the text evenly divided between the columns."

Until you define what you mean by "columns", no-one is going to want 
to do a generic implementation.

///Peter