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Re: Columns in HTML/CSS

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:13:59 +0200
Message-ID: <42EBC367.9030605@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: l.tadros@gmx.net
CC: www-html@w3.org

l.tadros@gmx.net schreef:

> Hi, I'm new to this so pardon if my question is dumb: I want to create 
> a html document using amaya (lots of equations) which is meant for 
> printing rather than reading online, so the page layout etc is 
> important. What I wanted was to somehow have the page divided in two 
> columns, yet keep the first line with the title in one column 
> (centered in page). So the two columns start after the title. I know 
> you can use tables but the text flow wouldn't work, same for frames. 
> Is there any native command in html or css that does that? Or any 
> workaround for that matter?
> Thanks in advance!

You need to use CSS for that, it is presentation. There is a columns 
module working draft overhere:


It is already implemented experimentally in Prince and recent Mozilla 
nightly builds, afaik. Mozilla needs -moz- prefixes on the properties. I 
don’t know whether Amaya supports it.

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