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Re: [css3-multicol] Typos and related issues

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:21:08 +0100
Message-ID: <19366.43492.390180.783562@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Cc: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Øyvind Stenhaug wrote:

 > > 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.

The spec also says:

  The /column width/ is the length of the column box in the inline
  direction. The /column height/ is the length of the column box in
  the block direction.

So, it's probably ok to use "column height" instead of "length". I'll
make the change unless I hear objections.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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