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[css3-multicol] column-span property

From: Christian Hujer <cher@riedquat.de>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 15:59:36 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200905171559.41141.cher@riedquat.de>
Hello community,

[CSS3COL] specifies a new property column-span to have a static, non-floating 
element span multiple columns.
I would like to see the capabilities of column-span extended to:
* Be allowed for floating boxes and maybe others as well if applicable.
* Allow percentages.

If a floating box has its column-span property set, the column-span property 
specifies how many columns the floating box should span. For a floating box, 
either the width or the column-span property can be set. If both are set, the 
column-span property takes precedence. The column-span property is an 
alternative way to set the width taking the size of the column-gap into 
account. The effective width calculated on the base of the column-span is: 
width := column-span * column-width + floor(left + column-span / 100%) * 

* A float with left:0%; and column-span:200%; should span two columns 
including the gap between them.
* A float with left:50%; and column-span:200%; should span three columns, 
starting in the middle of the first of those three and ending in the middle 
of the last of those three, including two gaps between them.

[CSS3COL] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-css3-multicol-20070606/>

Kind regards
 .  Christian Hujer   mailto:cher@riedquat.de  http://www.riedquat.de/
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