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Re: page-break-before:avoid on ul, ol, dl

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 03:28:37 +0000
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <763AE400FE923441B74861D534DF25494BB09F4E60@GVW0433EXB.americas.hpqcorp.net>

Alex said:
> Appendix D suggests there should be "page-break-before:avoid" on ul, ol and dl. However I vaguely
> remember a discussion where it was pointed that it should actually be "page-break-INSIDE:avoid". But
> I can't find any record of that.

> Should it be "inside"?

HP implements it as currently spec'd: page-break-before rather than page-break-inside is avoided.  The rationale is that there is usually some reference to the list in the preceding text, so usability is facilitated by keeping the beginning of the list with the introductory text; however, especially when a list begins relatively high on the printed page, a page break before the list (to avoid breaking inside it) would be annoying from both a readability and a resource utilization (paper consumed) perspective.

Prince and Epson seem to follow the current spec as well.

Best wishes,



Melinda S. Grant
Melinda Grant Consulting
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 03:30:33 UTC

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