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

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:57:21 +0100
Message-ID: <49DB9401.6060703@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: CSS <www-style@w3.org>

Sylvain Galineau wrote:

> 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.

I can see this, but I think that there is an important
difference between avoiding a break /between/ (say) an
image and (the start of) some text, and avoiding a
break /within/ the text.  Hakon explicit said :

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

and I was interpreting this quite strictly : no breaking
/within/ elements; I think that the scenario you are
postulating is the avoidance of a break /between/ elements,
is it not ?

** Phil.
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 17:58:04 UTC

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