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

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 09:39:20 -0800
Message-Id: <199611041742.JAA24274@austria.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Hakon Lie" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris Josephs" <cpj1@visi.com>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Hakon Lie wrote:

> We discussed the use of the term "gutter" in this context. While this
> proposal uses the word "gutter" in the description, the term is not
> used in the CSS syntax. We should remove "gutter" entirely in the
next
> revision.

For the sake of consistency and greater control, how about
'column-margin' and 'column-padding'?

Moving across two columns, the sequence would be:

margin, border, padding, column one, column-padding, column-margin,
column-rule, column-margin, column-padding, column two, padding,
border, margin

With a column-margin, background will not appear in the margin and any
border will encompass each column:

 +-----------------------------------------+
 |  +--------------+     +--------------+  |
 |  |  column one  |  |  |  column two  |  |
 |  |  column one  |  |  |  column two  |  |
 |  |  column one  |  |  |  column two  |  |
                    / |    \            |
                   / rule   \         border
               column-      column-
               margin       padding

With only column-padding, background will extend across columns and a
border will encompass all:

 +-----------------------------------+
 |  +-----------------------------+  |
 |  |  column one  |  column two  |  |
 |  |  column one  |  column two  |  |
 |  |  column one  |  column two  |  |
                   | \            |
                 rule \        border
                     column-
                     padding


David Perrell
Received on Monday, 4 November 1996 12:42:33 GMT

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