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Re: newspaper-style columns

From: Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 06:08:47 +0300 (EET DST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.96.980512060307.15965C-100000@beta.hut.fi>
On Mon, 11 May 1998, Dmitry Beransky wrote:

> I've searched around trying to understand why there aren't any provisions
> for newspaper style columns in HTML.

There are. Since HTML is, by design although of course not perfectly,
a medium-independent hypertext markup language, it has provisions
for a wide variety of media, current and future. Displaying an HTML
document with newspaper style columns is certainly not a trivial task,
but it is basically a problem of user agent design. Trying to do that  
one might find problems in the HTML language itself and present them
for discussion, but more likely one finds problems in the design of
pages and sites. Anything designed with one medium only in mind is
of course bound to cause problems in others.

Yucca, http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/ or http://yucca.hut.fi/yucca.html
Received on Monday, 11 May 1998 23:08:50 UTC

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