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[css3-gcpm] Multi-column floats overflowing the column

From: Brady Duga <duga@ljug.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 10:54:45 -0700
Message-Id: <DEC8721F-A4E7-4FA4-ADF9-05F791059547@ljug.com>
Cc: Brady Duga <duga@ljug.com>
To: W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>

The new Generated Content for Paged Media draft shows several  
examples of floated items overflowing a single column. For instance,  
this code:

img {
   float: top right column;
   width: 3gr;
}

shows a float spanning the right 2 columns of a 3 column layout.  
However, isn't this at odds with the statement in the Multi-column  
Layout draft that states in Section 3 "The Multi-column Model":

"Content that extend outside the column box (e.g., long words and  
floats that are higher and/or wider than the column box) is clipped.  
This only applies to content for which the column box is the  
containing block (i.e., as if the column box had 'overflow:hidden')."

In this case, the float's containing block is the right-most column  
box ("The column box of the column the element flows to becomes the  
containing block of the element."). Shouldn't the float be clipped  
where it protrudes from the left side of the 3rd column? Or did I  
miss text that overrides this constraint?

--Brady
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 17:54:55 GMT

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