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Re: Suggestion for multi-column layout: pseudo-elements?

From: Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 13:53:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4288DE30.8080400@gmail.com>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:

>>pseudo-element like nth-child to cover styling columns.  It wouldn't be 
>nth-child is/would be a selector that selects a real element.  I think
>you would need a new concept of a pseudo-child, as pseudo elements are
>normally siblings.
Yes, that's right.  nth-child is a pseudo-class.  However, in the case 
of columns, there isn't really an element to select a single column, so 
logically one should use a pseudo-element.  I'm just not sure how the 
syntax could be done; though using a variant of nth-child makes some 
sense, since you can use it with a constant to target a specific column, 
or with a formula to target a group of columns.

Though it is true that at this time, there is no pseudo-element that 
works like this.

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