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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
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-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..

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