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Re: [css3-multicol] column-span property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 22:29:38 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0905192029s1db0fa3l2866edac5bb640b5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christian Hujer <cher@riedquat.de>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Christian Hujer <cher@riedquat.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 2009-05-18 Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>> Column-span prevously allowed values other than '1' and 'all' but it was
>> scaled down because of added  complexity of cases where span has more
>> columns than available.
>>
>> IMO the property in its current form is unnecessary. All use cases I can
>> think of are covered by either page floats in GCPM or nested multicolumn
>> elements.
>
> Maybe I missed something about CSS3. I couldn't find how to do this:
>
> abc def gh ij k    yz abc def ghij
> lm n opq rst uv    kl mnop q r stu
> wxy zab +----------------+ v wxy z
> cd efgh |                | ab de f
> ijk lmn | something else | ghi jkl
> opqr st |                | mn opqr
> v wxyza +----------------+ stuvw x
> bcd ef ghij klm    yz abc def g hi
> no pq rstu vw x    jklmn o p qr st
>
> A multicolumn layout where columns flow aronud something which is placed
> relative to columns and spans columns across the gap.
>
> Because I couldn't find that, I thought I'd suggest this. Maybe I missed
> something about page floats which is able to do that?

Check out examples XCVIII and XCIX, in section 20.1 of GCPM[1].  It
gives that exact example.  ^_^

~TJ

[1]: http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-gcpm/#the-float-offset-property
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