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Re: [css3-multicol] minimizing scroll complexity of multiple multi-column blocks

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:30:57 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600806092030r67847330j5ad7f4291ca56b9b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Myk Melez" <myk@mozilla.org>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:28 PM, Myk Melez <myk@mozilla.org> wrote:

> fantasai wrote:
>> Nesting is more how you'd implement it: you need all the controls you have
>> for horizontal columns to do this "rows" idea. You want control over the
>> gap and rules and the "column width" (row height). You don't want to
>> control
>> the height of these rows with the 'height' property: that would end the
>> element and cause the next row to overflow the box (overlapping subsequent
>> content, etc).
> Nesting is fine with me if it accomplishes the goal.  I'm just looking for
> a way to make columns more useful.  How complicated would it be to extend
> the current implementation to support this functionality?

Not that hard in Gecko. But I'm not convinced that fantasai's suggestion is
the way to go.

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