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

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:59:32 +0100
Message-ID: <49D4D2D4.7010807@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: CSS <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> I think it's a common scenario that authors don't want elements to
> break. No?

To break across pages : yes; to break across columns ?
I am far less convinced.  But if you can adduce an
example of a situation in which both page breaks /and/
column breaks should be inhibited, then I'd be very
interested to see it.

To address the issue from the other perspective
(should "page" be a part of the value, rather
than the property) is interesting (and generalises
rather better).  So one could envisage (say)

	break-inside: allow-column
	break-inside: inhibit-page
	break-inside: inhibit-all

and so on.  But regardless of whether {page|column}
are properties or values, I remain convinced that
they are totally different, and that it would be
a serious error of judgement to conflate the two.

** Phil.
Received on Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:16:58 UTC

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