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[css3-multicol] Column Headers

From: David E. Ross <david@rossde.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:30:31 -0800
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To: www-style@w3.org

I suggest the addition of a property 'column-head' to designate
headers for columns.  An element styled with 'column-head' would
appear in a column where declared and then again at the top of all
following columns unless there is an intervening element with
'column-head' to replace it.  

Values for this property could be as follows:

'same' -- at the tops of following columns, the element with the
property appears the same as it appears in its first instance

'cont' -- at the tops of following columns, the element appears with
"(continued)" appended at the end

<"abc"> -- at the tops of following columns, the element appears
with the indicated text string appended at the end

When different headers require different numbers of lines, the tops
of all columns below the headers would be adjusted to the same line.

With this property would also be 'column-head-align' with values
'top', 'bottom', and 'middle' to control the vertical alignment of
headers within the space at the top of the columns.  The default for
this property would be 'middle'.  

See my <http://www.rossde.com/garden/garden_bloom.html> to see how
use of this property might appear on a Web page.  Of course, since
columns are not yet implemented for CSS, I had to achieve this by
manually adjusting the column lengths and manually inserting the

David E. Ross

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