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Re: Questions about 'column-span'

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 22:29:44 +1200
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To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:

> I was thinking about the column-span property as I rewrite multicolumn
> layout in WebKit, and it seems pretty crazy to me.
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-css3-multicol-20091217/#column-span
>
> (1) Are there any implementations of this property yet?  My own vote would
> be for cutting it, since the desired effect can be pretty easily obtained by
> just wrapping the contents underneath headings in a block and putting
> multi-column styles on those content blocks.
>

We don't implement it. It would be very painful for us to implement. I agree
it's underspecified, and that the obvious use-cases can be achieved by
rearranging the markup. I vote for dropping it.

Rob
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