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Re: [css3-multicol] test suite

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:38:51 -0700
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8C66CDB2-0F0D-43DF-AEDB-69049D918CD2@gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

On Aug 17, 2010, at 12:17 AM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> Also sprach Brad Kemper:
> 
>>> Further, I'm not sure all the column-rule-style values make sense.
>>> It's nice for the values to be same as border-style, but I'm uncertain
>>> if 'none', 'hidden', 'inset' and 'outset' should be there.
>> 
>> I think 'inset' and 'outset' are not used that much for borders
>> anymore either, are they? I imagine that until the mid-90s calls
>> and asks for its embossing-against-gray-backgrounds trend back,
>> these styles are as useful for column rules as they are for
>> borders.
> 
> For borders, which typically are present on all four sides of a box,
> 'inset' and 'outset' still makes some sense (although their use most
> probably is limited). Column rules, however, only appear between
> columns and having 'inset' rule between several adjacent columns makes
> less sense, optically.

Oh, right. Sorry, I was thinking about "groove" and "ridge" styles. Inset and Outset does seem much less useful for unconnected straight lines.

> There's little damage in having the values there, and the
> implementation cost is also low. So I'm not sure it's worth taking
> them out at this stage. Hmm.

Hard to imagine them being missed if they are removed. Hard to imagine even a hacky use for them.
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