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Re: Column proposal in CSS-3 - Need for :column pse...

From: Sjoerd Visscher <sjoerd@heeten.nl>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:40:51 +0200
Message-ID: <001101bf1a61$7898e860$1400000a@beneden>
To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Should the proposal state that :column(last) has lower specificity than
:column(<number>), or should they have the same specificity?

I vote for lower specificity.

Sjoerd Visscher
----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: Sjoerd Visscher <sjoerd@heeten.nl>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: Column proposal in CSS-3 - Need for :column pse...


> On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
>
> >> So with this:
> >>
> >>    P { display: columns; }
> >>    :column { width: 10%; } /* sets the 'default' column style */
> >>    :column(last) { width: 90%; background: url(end) bottom no-repeat; }
> >>
> >> First, 10 columns would initially fit, but once the :column(last)
> >> style is applied, it is found that the last column doesn't fit, and
> >> so is cut off.
> >>
> >> So now what? Is column 9 styled using :column(last), or do we stop
> >> here? If we stop here, the "end" image won't be displayed, probably
> >> counter to the author's intentions.
> >
> > No, as I see it the algorithm should be:
> > 1. try to fit as much columns as possible, without applying
> > :column(last)
> > 2. apply :column(last)
> > 3. if the columns still fit we are ready
> > 4. if the columns do not fit, decrease the number of columns with
> > one and goto step 2. again.
>
> Hmm. Yep, that should work.
>
> Ok, consider the :column(last) idea added to my column proposal:
> accepts all properties except 'display', is applied to each last
> column in turn until one fits (or we are applying it to the first
> column, in which case it is applied unconditionally).
>
> --
> Ian Hickson
> "I take a Professor Bullett approach to my answers. There's a high
> probability that they may be right."
>   -- Dr Snow; Mechanics Lecturer at Bath University; 1999-03-04
>
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