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Re: floating images flush bottom

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 08:33:39 -0800
Message-Id: <199610311635.IAA20527@germany.it.earthlink.net>
To: <mseaton@pobox.com>, <lee@sq.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Michael Seaton wrote:
> If the column setting applies to the entire document, then the 
> obvious solution is to scroll *horizontally*, rather than 
> vertically.  i.e., each column would span the height of the 
> viewing region, and the reader would *pan* across the document 
> if it were to end up being too wide to display all at once.

This works. Then columnized elements within the document would flow to
the bottom of each document column and begin again in columns at the
top of the next document column, as in:

          +----------------------------------+
    ^     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx | 
    |     |  xxxx xxxx    xxxxx    xxxx xxxx |  
    |     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx |  Columns flow
    |     |    xxxxx    xxxx xxxx    xxxxx   |  horizontally
    |     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx | 
    |     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx | 
    |     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx | 
    v     |  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx  xxxx xxxx | 
          +--**************######***********-+  
   Page spans                ^
   height of                 |
   viewing         Horizontal scroll bar
   region


David Perrell
Received on Thursday, 31 October 1996 11:36:13 GMT

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