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"Document" as a value

From: Mackenzie Morgan <mac@gwu.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 21:54:18 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <fce3ca314c32.44f2148a@gwu.edu>

I know many people have run across the problems posed by a 2 or 3 column layout where one column has less content than another.  Provided the content of no column exceeds the height of the screen, "height:100%;" worked just fine.  Let's be realistic, though.  Does all of your content always fit into that space?  Most people have to scroll.  For that matter, it may well fit on your 1024x768 screen, but it won't on Joe Shmoe's 800x600 screen.  To remedy this, I think it would be useful to allow "document" to be specified as a value for height or width.  Then, "height:document;" could be entered, and the designer would be saved the trouble of a column ending too soon.
Received on Monday, 28 August 2006 04:16:56 UTC

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