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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. 


              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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