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[css3-multicol]Inconsistency in the multicolumn draft spec

From: Virgil Palanciuc <virgilp@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:48:12 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=vxMF-vzwQf9W7gQd-4oAsW=5X=q_CvJzntDKa@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
    Hello all,

At some point, the draft states:

The reason for making
‘column-width<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-width>’
somewhat flexible is to achieve scalable designs that can fit many screen
sizes. To set an exact column width, all length values (in horizontal text
these are: ‘width’,
‘column-width<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-width>’,
‘column-gap <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-gap0>’, and ‘
column-rule-width <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-rule-width>’)
must be specified.


but then again, later it says

Column rules do not take up space. That is, the presence or thickness of a
column rule will not alter the placement of anything else.


this second statement is correct, IMO; but the first one somehow implies
that "column-rule-width" may somehow alter the width & placement of columns..

   Regards,
       Virgil.
Received on Thursday, 25 November 2010 13:49:44 GMT

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