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Re: [css3-multicol] page-break-inside and columns

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:25:45 +0100
Message-ID: <49D4A0B9.5040005@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Thank you for the clarification, Håkon, but I suspect that
I must be misunderstanding the CSS3 Multicol specification
if I arrive at a significantly different conclusion to
Fantasai et al, yet looking at the specification itself :

	http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#the-multi-column

it appears that it says what I believed it to say -- that is,
that continuous text is subdivided into columns as a part of
the column-building process.  If, therefore, I would like

<div>
     <p>
	Would that I had not forgotten to bring my French book
	at the appropriate time, my benevolent and much-respected
	French master (whom I view with feelings of the deepest
	affection) need not have awarded me this short and trifling
	imposition by way of a reminder.
     <p> (x 10)
<div>

to be presented in three columns, breaking the text wherever
necessary to balance the columns as best it can, yet keeping
all the text on a single page, then surely I would want
to specify "page-break-inside: avoid" for the <div> that wraps
the text.  But if "page-break-inside: avoid" were to imply
"*column-break-inside: avoid", as you proposed in your e-mail
that started this thread, then the text could not be broken
into the three columns as desired.

Could you please explain wherein lies my misconception ?

** Phil.
--------
Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> To infinity, and beyond! :)
> 
> I can go both ways on this. The current draft is a result of this
> discussion:
> 
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Dec/0046.html
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Dec/0053.html
> 
> -h&kon
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