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Re: [css3-multicol] Typos and related issues

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:26:47 -0700
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4D9BE9EB-0007-4FEF-8AEE-BB58D26A9EF0@gmail.com>
To: Řyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>

On Mar 19, 2010, at 7:12 AM, Řyvind Stenhaug wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:34:04 +0100, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>>> 6)
>>> 4. Column gaps and rules, first paragraph
>>> "The length of the column gaps and column rules is equal to the length
>>> of the columns."
>>> This makes no sense; I don't know what it is supposed to say. (Maybe
>>> that (in the inline progression direction) the lengths of the column
>>> gaps plus the lengths of the column boxes equals the length of the
>>> multicol element?)
>> 
>> For length you should read height, i.e., the length in the block
>> progression direction. The sentence simply says that there is no control
>> over the length of the rule, the length is automatic.
> 
> Ohh... of course. Then for clarity I would suggest something like
> 
> "Within a given column row, the length (in the block progression direction) of column gaps and column rules is equal to the column heights."

Why not just say it more simply and consistently? Like this:

"Within a given column row, the height of column gaps and column rules is equal to the column heights."

That is more directly understandable to me. Why switch back and forth between "height" and "length" to describe the same dimension?

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