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RE: newspaper-style columns

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 17:52:13 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90508FFD8@red-msg-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Sue Jordan'" <sjacct@worldnet.att.net>, www-html@w3.org
Those are some creative layouts; however, it's worth noting that CSS does
not, in fact, provide newspaper-style columnar layout.  You can fake it up
to some extent, but you can't get the content flow between columns - in
short, you can't really do much better than having a single-row, two-celled
table in HTML (each with half the content).  Columnar layout was in the CSS
Frosting draft, but dropped out of CSS2 - hopefully, it will make its way
back in to CSS3.

-Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sue Jordan [SMTP:sjacct@worldnet.att.net]
> Sent:	Monday, May 11, 1998 4:10 PM
> To:	www-html@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: newspaper-style columns
> 
> Dmitry Beransky wrote:
> > 
> > I've searched around trying to understand why there aren't any
> provisions
> > for newspaper style columns in HTML. 
> 
> Because CSS provides such presentation. You might want to see some
> examples:
> 
> Steve Traub: http://www1.shore.net/~straub/wprmultb.htm
> 
> Susan Lesch: http://www.macvirus.com/news/
> 
> This topic is awfully close to being a FAQ at:
> news:comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
> 
> HTH
> 
> Sue Jordan
Received on Monday, 11 May 1998 20:52:23 GMT

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