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RE: Suggestion about multi-column

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@sfgate.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 14:56:18 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <7E36FB0187D9D211B6710060979380A2992DD6@caen.sfchron.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hmm. Actually, I think you could do one better than that
by defining named boxes in CSS with an at-rule, something
like this:

@overflow-box boxname {declarations}

The default display value would be block.

and then allowing a function value "into(boxname)"
for the overflow property.

I think it would be pretty simple, and flexible.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	www-style-request@w3.org [SMTP:www-style-request@w3.org]
> Sent:	Thursday, July 22, 1999 2:46 PM
> To:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Suggestion about multi-column
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I've read the proposal for multi-column layout in CSS, and I think that
> there could be a better way to implement it.
> I think that a style like "overflow-to" would be better.
> Example :
> <table>
> <tr>
> <td style="overflow-to:col2">(...)</td>
> <td id="col2"></td>
> </tr>
> </table>
> (there I use a table, but positionning could be better)
> The HTML displayer distribute the text between the two paragraphs.
> 
> It can be used with more columns, like this :
> 
> <table>
> <tr>
> <td style="overflow-to:col2">(...)</td>
> <td id="col2" style="overflow-to:col3"></td>
> <td id="col3"></td>
> </tr>
> </table>
> 
> (or perhaps "overflow-to:col2,col3" is better)
> 
> This style could be used for other things :
> 
> <p style="overflow-to:par2">(...)</p>
> <h3>"Cite"</h3>
> <p id=par2></p>
> "Cite" is a line inserted in the text.
> 
> And so and so...
> 
> I think that this idea could be developped in a better manner, but what do
> you about it ?
> 
> Thanks for reading this, my bad english shouldn't make it easier to
> understand.
> 
> Sidoine de Wispelaere
> sidoine@wanadoo.fr
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 23 July 1999 15:08:49 GMT

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