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Re: [css3-multicol] Column Model Underdefined

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:48:48 +0100
Message-ID: <18853.51920.827595.617580@opera.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach fantasai:

 > Ok, I can live with that... what do you think of
 >   | If the multi-column element is paginated, then the height of each
 >   | row is constrained by the page, and the content continues in a new
 >   | row of column boxes on the next page: a column box never splits
 >   | across pages.
 > though?

That's fine, added (with a semi-colon).

 > >  > And because we changed the rules for BFCs to not collapse with their
 > >  > children, I'd shift the BFC sentence down and put it with the margin
 > >  > collapsing clause, thus:
 > >  > 
 > >  >    | A multi-column element establishes a new block formatting context,
 > >  >    | as per CSS 2.1 section 9.4.1. However, the top margin of the first
 > >  >    | element and the bottom margin of the last element collapse with
 > >  >    | the margins of the multi-column element as per the normal rules for
 > >  >    | collapsing.
 > > 
 > > The first line would be a repetition. I think the text is ok as is.
 > A repetition of what? That sentence doesn't appear anywhere else anymore.

You're right. Added.

 > > Why wait? Why not send to LC now? The syntax has been stable for years
 > > and we have two (partial) implementations...
 > I'd like to see Alex's point about page-break-* addressed

I agree that we should close this before LC'ing the draft.

I've added it as an issue. I'm ok with changing it -- it makes the
draft simpler while retaining the same functionality. Are there any
opposing votes?

 > I haven't reviewed your pseudo-algorithm in detail

The LC would be a good opportunity to do so.

(And I should give Bert credit for writing up the pseudo-algorithm)

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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