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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:32:41 -0700
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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>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.
I think Melinda alluded to it earlier. If you have a picture 
followed by an explanatory paragraph, it would be highly desirable 
to keep them together i.e. no page or column break between the picture
and the text. Otherwise, you could end up with your figure at the bottom 
of a column and the related paragraph at the top of the next one e.g. starting with 
"In the graph above...". Much worse if there is a page break, of course.

So I would expect the author to instruct the formatter to attempt to keep them together with no breaks.
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 17:33:35 UTC

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