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Re: [css3-multicol] Typos and related issues

From: Řyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:42:13 +0100
To: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u9tp0ng6ru61ud@oyvinds-desktop>
On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:26:47 +0100, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>  
wrote:

>
> On Mar 19, 2010, at 7:12 AM, Řyvind Stenhaug wrote:
>
(...)
>> "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?

The spec seems to want to be agnostic with regards to vertical text, so I  
tried to be accurate. But yes, it would be simpler if "height" and "width"  
could be used throughout assuming default block flow, optionally with a  
single note somewhere about interpretations in other cases.

-- 
Řyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
Received on Friday, 19 March 2010 16:42:01 GMT

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