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RE: [css3-multicol] Column Breaks

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:57:29 +0100
Message-ID: <18852.35177.360750.350601@opera.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: (wrong string) åkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Alex Mogilevsky wrote:

 > The best motivation for less properties is to avoid dealing with
 > conflicting values of page and column break properties, especially
 > when some are "avoid" and some are not.

CSS 2.1 describes how to resolve these conflicts:

  When these properties have values other than 'auto', the values
  'always', 'left', and 'right' take precedence over 'avoid'.

 > The best way to remove discomfort with less properties is probably
 > to try to implement it. Second best is to describe in detail how
 > all values of column-break-* and page-break-* interact and see if
 > there are combinations that wouldn't be covered by
 > "page-break-*:column".

I think all use cases can be achieved with "page-break-*:column". The
question, at least for me, is whether I can stomach using a "page"
property to set column breaks.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 23:58:20 UTC

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