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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%) * 
column-gap.

Examples:
* 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.


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


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