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RE: New draft: multi-column

From: Manos M. Batsis <manosb@profile.gr>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 13:44:38 +0200
To: <bert@w3.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HOEKJKBDBAHOEMPDNCJDGEAACGAA.manosb@profile.gr>

Ok I'm very excited about the proposed functionality but i would like to contribute my
humble thoughts. The multi-column layout should be used to solve web layout problems with
efficiency as well as typography ones.
This module works great from the typographic point of view, but we are not typographers! I
don't really care so much about column styling (although i really find it revolutionary) i
care about column content.
Since "Each column is a box", why shouldn't we have the ability of defining it's content to
make something like this:


symbol         closing         difference    %
BVL 30       4.970,46        -11,01        -0,22
DJ-INDS    10.587,59        -90,69        -0,85
FFT-DAX     6.651,53         15,77         0,24
HANG        15.933,55       404,80        2,61
NAS            2.770,38          1,89         0,07
NIKKEI      13.989,12       115,20         0,83

But without using tables.
I bet that would make my code a lot clearer. Hey! This would be possible with something
like:

	<P STYLE="border: solid black 1px
	padding: 3px;
	column-count: 1;
	column-rule: solid black 1px;
	column-gap: 10px;">
	symbol
	BVL 30
	FFT-DAX
	HANG
	NAS
	NIKKEI
	</P>

	<P STYLE="border: solid black 1px
	padding: 3px;
	column-count: 1;
	column-rule: solid black 1px;
	column-gap: 10px;">
	closing
	 4.970,46
	10.587,59
	 6.651,53
	15.933,55
	 2.770,38
	13.989,12
	</P>


...end so on.
will this be possible without getting too complex with positioning? And what about
alignment?

Regards,
Manos



-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Bert Bos
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:11 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: New draft: multi-column


A new draft of the CSS3 module "multi-column layout" has been
published:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-multicol-20010118/

As the document says, the WG is looking forward to comments,
preferrably on this mailing list.



Bert
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