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Re: Proposal: :column pseudo-class

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 22:15:02 +0000 (UTC)
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507022213400.11931@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Orion Adrian wrote:
> But it's not just one problem I see that I'm trying to fix. I see a lot 
> when it comes to layout ranging from giving control to the wrong person 
> (web designers and not web site consumers) to not matching the mental 
> model of people designing layout (i.e. using margins and padding as 
> tools for layout). I'm also trying to make the number of properties 
> smaller, the interactions fewer and the implementation of the system as 
> a whole easier. So no, it's not just about :column().

As far as new layout mechanisms go, there are several proposals being 
discussed in the CSS working group (and the W3C has a whole task force 
just about layout). If you have any concrete proposals I'm sure they would 
be considered.

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