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Re: column flow (was floating images...)

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 14:04:51 -0800
Message-Id: <199611012207.OAA05630@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Much as I like the ideas in the CSS1 frame proposals, requiring frames
for multiple columns seems unnecessarily complex. A relatively simple
columns property applicable to any block element would be very nice,
particularly when viewed with a browser in which document scrolling
could be set either vertically (as now) or horizontally (as suggested
by Michael Seaton). To give an author control of scroll type, perhaps
'HTML { columns: *}' could force horizontal scroll mode. 'HTML {
columns: *; column-width: 100%; column-gutter: 0 }' would be equivalent
to page mode, with PageDown and PageUp moving the document horizontally
by one window width.

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 1 November 1996 17:22:30 UTC

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