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

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 14:30:59 +0100 (MET)
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14956.12138.627087.568285@lanalana.inria.fr>
Andrew Stone writes:
> Very nice work. I like the very simple interface.
> I do have one question/suggestion related to
> the content flow in columns.  Is there a flow orientation
> that can be set instead of top-bottom/left-right. For instance
> if I wanted the text to go from top-bottom/right-left?

The draft doesn't say so explicitly, and it probably should, but I
expect that columns, just like tables, will be subject to the
'direction' and 'writing-mode' properties. ('Writing-mode' is a
shorthand for 'direction' plus vertical/horizontal, to be introduced
in CSS3.)

In other words, columns automatically follow the direction of the

I think we don't need separate control over the direction of the text
and of the columns.

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