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Multi-column layout (was Re: DTP with XHTML+CSS)

From: Rudolf Vavruch <rudolf@redshift.co.za>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 11:12:51 +0200
Message-ID: <42AE9F93.5030104@redshift.co.za>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> For your information:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-multicol-20010118/

My bad. Should read the specs before posting, but just signed up and saw
a post dealing with something close to my heart.

Also, great work, the spec is currently more than I had hoped for.

One thought:
In the images, the column-rule is contained by the padding. I can't find
anywhere (overlooking it?) where it specifies that this should be the 
case other than the images. Is there a general rule that applies to this 
kind of thing elsewhere?

Is it customary to leave this kind of detail up the UA developers,
because I can see some of them connecting the column-rule to the box
border and some not. Then depending on padding then this would make the 
column-rule extend beyond the text on some browsers and not on others.

Personally I would prefer it if did connect to box border (even if the 
box border: 0;) - giving me the option of extending it, but ultimately 
would prefer similar reaction across UAs.

Received on Tuesday, 14 June 2005 09:12:58 UTC

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