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RE: [css3-multicol] floats that overflow columns

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 01:55:25 +0200
Message-ID: <19129.25581.563463.482585@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Alex Mogilevsky:

 > Interesting... I agree with you here too -- scale should scale as
 > specified, it shouldn't override explicit width setting. It could be a
 > useful feature to apply max-width on everything to not exceed column
 > or page, but it is no match to proper authoring and shouldn't be the
 > default IMO.. .

Either way, we will end up with different behavior between those UAs
that support the multicol spec, and UAs that support multicol+GCPM. 

For example, I'm sure some authors will start relying on floats being
clipped. When GCPM is added to the mix, floats will no longer be
clipped. Is that ok, or do we need to add syntax to explicitly state
that floats should overflow & intrude?

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Tuesday, 22 September 2009 23:56:19 UTC

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