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[CSS3-MultiCol] suggestions for vertical text

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:04:44 -0500
Message-ID: <4739D92C.6010808@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

In Section 4.4 Pseudo-Algorithm change "content width" to "used width" to hook
into the width calculation algorithms in CSS2.1. Also, add some text to make
this be "used height" in vertical text. (The way width/height calculations are
done in CSS for vertical text really sucks imho.)

Define somewhere that page breaks are allowed in column gaps but not within
the column itself when the column flow is parallel to the page break, e.g.

   ..............
   : |||||||||| :
   : |||||||||| :
   :            :
   : |||||||||| :
   : |||||||||| :
   :            :
   :            :
   ..............

   ..............
   : |||||||||| :
   : |||||||||| :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   ..............

is ok but

   ..............
   : |||||||||| :
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   :            :
   : |||||||||| :
   : |||||||||| :
   :            :
   : |||||||||| :
   ..............

   ..............
   : |||||||||| :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   :            :
   ..............

is not.

And maybe say somewhere that the UA may calculate column widths independently on different pages,
to avoid excessive column gaps at page breaks.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:05:03 GMT

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