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

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 12:20:46 -0800
Message-Id: <199611042023.MAA09061@austria.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Hakon Lie" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris Josephs" <cpj1@visi.com>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
I wrote:
> For the sake of consistency and greater control, how about
> 'column-margin' and 'column-padding'?

Thinking out loud again...

Not as versatile -- but simpler to implement -- would be to have only
padding-column and column-rule, with column-rule being the same as a
vertical border inasmuch as it extends the full height of the padding:

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


Of course an author wanting column rules that don't extend above or
below the text AND a background box that does would have to nest the
element with columns inside another element with the background, but
that's no big deal (good use for a contextual selector).
 
David Perrell
Received on Monday, 4 November 1996 15:23:34 GMT

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