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Re: [CSS3] Recommendation for 'text-columns' property

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 19:41:53 +0200
To: Benjamin Kalytta <admin@kalytta.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200505021941.53876.bert@w3.org>

On Saturday 30 April 2005 10:08, Benjamin Kalytta wrote:
> I've drawn up an html document which describes a new recommended
> 'text-columns' property.
> Idea behind this is to render text in more than one column. Instead
> using many css properties to achieve this. This would allow the user
> agent to render one <element></element> into multiples rows without
> using any tables.
> Document is stored at http://www.kalytta.com/text-columns.html
> because it contains some images.
> Im open to discussions.

There is a draft of columns in CSS3. It has column-count and 
column-width, as in your proposal, although it doesn't allow columns of 
unequal widths. But it has a lot of details on other cases.

It has been implemented (partly, experimentally) in Mozilla and in 
Prince. Maybe you can review it and send your comments here?


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