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Re: [css3-multicol] test suite

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:47:00 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikLgHo19pAyqV1TW+qRO6LytYPmJdRf8oVHxPC5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

> Also sprach Robert O'Callahan:
>
>  > > If we go with (b), I suggest, well, I don't suggest we do that.
>  > > Clipping makes more sense, no?
>
>  > I'm not convinced. CSS defaults to overflow:visible and generally
> clipping
>  > only occurs when the author requests it somehow.
>  >
>  > I also think that clipping column rules vertically would be less useful
> than
>  > letting them be the height of the columns, and I think that horizontal
>  > clipping would not be a particularly useful, so I favour not clipping.
>
> In cases where the height is specified to be longer than the natural
> lengths of the columns, should the column rules be as long as (a) the
> height or (b) the natural length?
>

I would say (b).

I just can't think of any situations where an author would want rules the
height of the column-box instead of the height of the columns.

Should column rules be clipped where column-span elements are -- or
> should one have to specify a background color on the column-span
> elements in order to hide the column rules?
>

I'd clip them.

Rob
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