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

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 23:15:07 +0000
Message-Id: <200201302034.g0UKYhH09111@post.cnt.ru>
To: "Christian Wolfgang Hujer" <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
On Tuesday 22 January 2002 08:34, Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
|   > |   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).

well, I have reported it [ adding 'inline-block' ] as a Wishlist to KDE 
developers (http://bugs.kde.org), and expressed it as a Wish to Mozilla 
I don't know though when it will be implemented.
BTW: I am really not MS IE-oriented - I use Konqueror.
But, here is a case when I really support MS IE - 'inline-block' is a nice 
feature to have, and it's really required for exporting correct, 
nice-looking, easy-to-read HTML from modern Word Processors/DTP programs.

|   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.

what really needs an URGENT fix on MS side is FrontPage.
Many stupid web developers use FrontPage, and this generates enermous amount 
of non-valid code uploaded to the web every day.
Of course Macromedia and Adobe should fix thier tools as well.
(to keep everything fare...)

|   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?

Good question, indeed :-)
|   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.

So let's hope MS will go out of business with that ugly strategy one day. :-)
Seriously, I predict that MS will have serious problems already in 2004.

|   Greetings
|   Christian


Vadim Plessky
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Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2002 15:35:37 UTC

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