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RE: CSS multicolumn layout solutions (was: RE: CSS not enough )

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:34:46 +0100
To: "Vadim Plessky" <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>, "Simon Hill" <red_one@othersdietrying.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c1a31f$a5fcb400$2e95e23e@andromedacwh>
Hello Simon,

> -----Original Message-----
> On Saturday 19 January 2002 15:01, Simon Hill wrote:
> |   > As I wrote beofre: you need either MS IE6/Win or MacIE5 to render
> |   > example above "correctly"- as other browsers do not support
> |   > inline-block (yet) But, other browsers still can ignore display:
> |   > inline-block rule and display SPAN elements as normal SPAN (display:
> |   > inline) blocks. So, while formatting degrades in this case, content
> |   > remains accessible.
> |
> |   Can you point out where in the CSS2 specification it lists the
> |   'inline-block' value for the 'display' property?
> |   http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visuren.html#display-prop
> |
> Simon,
> 'inline-block'  is in CSS3 specification.
> You may want also to read the thread
> ' "inline" elements in CSS2 box model, and "inline-block" in CSS3'
> on www-style mailing list (October 2001)

your solution looks better from an aesthetic point of view, but as you
annotated yourself: only IE... and from the CSS3 "specification" (I don't
wanna call something a specification which currently is a Working Draft).

I will continue using the other solutions since they work with all major
browsers, not just IE. I see no reason why to support MS in their strategy.
IMHO first they must implement all those missing HTML features before they
implement new features.
IE6 still does not know what to do with HTML elements q and abbr, CSS
property quotes and property values open-quote and close-quote for
content-before / content-after property.

So why should I already use CSS3 features that only work in IE, if even
HTML4 and CSS2, Recommendations from *1998*, do not work in IE6?

It is always the same with MS: New features everywhere, but no bug fixing,
no or no proper implementation of standards, no security and no stability.


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