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Re: Text Flow

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 03:55:20 -0400
Message-ID: <4434C968.8040306@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Daniel Todd Currie wrote:
> Apologies if this is a common request, but I haven't seen it  discussed, 
> and could find no mention of it anywhere in the spec...
> Quite frequently (on nearly every page I make), I wish that I could  
> make text flow from one div to another.  I suppose this would be a  
> logical extension of the overflow property, or perhaps a new text- 
> overflow property.  Something like this:
> #firstDiv
> {
>     text-overflow: id(#secondDiv);
> }
> This way, the text always flows naturally around the page and yet  
> always fills spaces that may be flexible based on viewable area.
> Have I explained this clearly?  Is this functionality perhaps already  
> available (and I'm thus an idiot)?  Am I an idiot regardless of the  
> availability of this functionality?

The functionality doesn't exist, but manipulating overflow through
multiple boxes seems to be a good use case to consider in the discussion
of CSS3 Advanced Layout proposals.

Do you have an example page or two where this kind of layout function
would be useful?

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