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[css3-multicol] New CR of CSS Multi-column Layout

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:09:08 +0100
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200912172209.09161.bert@w3.org>
The CSS WG just published a CR for the CSS Multi-column Layout module:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-css3-multicol-20091217

A CR (Candidate Recommendation) is a request for implementations: W3C 
believes the specification is stable enough to start testing it in 
practice, with a view to collecting enough implementations to allow the 
specification to advance to Recommendation. Thus, we ask everybody to 
implement the module, try it out, and send us feedback.

As usual, we'd like the feedback to be sent to this mailing list, 
<www-style@w3.org>, and please include

    [css3-multicol]

in the subject line.

As you know, the Multi-column module defines properties to display an 
element in two or more columns, with gaps and optional rules between 
them. These properties are sufficient for relatively simple column 
layouts, but it is possible that we'll try to add a module for advanced 
column layouts later (columns of uneven width, elements that straddle 
parts of several columns, floats that are anchored to various 
interesting positions in the columns, etc.)

The comments on the last working draft (and the resulting changes) are 
collected in the disposition of comments: 
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/last-call.html

To allow enough time for the development of a test suite, 
implementations, and feedback, the specification will not advance to 
Proposed Recommendation before 17 June 2010.



For the CSS WG,
Bert
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