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RE: [css3-multicol] Column Breaks

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:56:17 +0100
Message-ID: <18849.51713.292165.186726@opera.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Alex Mogilevsky wrote, on December 11, 2007:

 > > I'm not quite convinced that we need separate properties for
 > > column breaking. If the use case is forcing a column break, then
 > > I think adding keywords to page-break-before and page-break-after
 > > should be sufficient. 

 > I agree. I would be much easier to both understand and implement if
 > there was only one set of properties controlling breaks. And
 > column-break that is a page-break at the same time is a case that
 > is solvable but definitely not intuitive.
 > 
 > There is only one column-break property that is not included in page-breaks:
 > 
 >         column-break:always
 > 
 > what if instead we use
 > 
 >         page-break:column
 > 
 > That would cover all use cases, wouldn't it?

I assume you mean:

  page-break-before: column;
  page-break-after: column;

Yes, I think it would cover all the use cases. It still doesn't look
right, though -- a page and a column are two different things and
setting column breaks on page properties makes me somewhat nervous.

At the same time, I'm all for keeping the number of properties down. 

Hmm.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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