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Thoughts about columns-width

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:36:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4B2B7755.7050907@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Ideally, column-width could take more than one argument. Imagine the
element is rendered with 4 columns. The author could specify the
optimal widths for all the 4 columns.

- if the number of lengths passed as argument matches the number of
   columns, then each length represents the optimal width of the
   corresponding column in writing direction order
- if the number of lenths is lower than the number of columns, then
   each length passed matches the corresponding column in writing
   direction order, the last length passed also applying to the remaining
   columns
- if the number of lengths is greater than the number of columns,
   the lengths that match a column in writing direction order are
   ignored.

That would allow CSS Columns to match the behavior of wysiwyg non
markup-based editors like Word or OOo.

</Daniel>
Received on Friday, 18 December 2009 12:37:10 GMT

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