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Re: [css3-multicol] new editor's draft

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:58:29 -0400
Message-ID: <79062bbe887f171e2ef1f20401f006e1.squirrel@sm.webmail.pair.com>
To: shelby@coolpage.com
Cc: "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
Important...

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>>  > > within the multicol element. Also, if a setting on this
>>  > > property pushes the element outside a multicol element, this
>>  > > property will have no effect.
>>  >
>>  > Where is the logic on this please?
>>
>> By setting 'column-span: all' on an element, there's a chance you move
>> the element outside the column box. If so, you don't really have room
>> to make the element span, and it should instead be displayed normally.
>
> Sorry to be pedantic, but could we improve the wording to make it more
> readily understood? The second sentence is redundant? Also "has no effect
> on elements..." is misleading, as it implies there is something broken or
> limitation with the property itself.
>
> Currently:
>
> "This property has no effect on elements that do not fit entirely within
> the multicol element. Also, if a setting on this property pushes the
> element outside a multicol element, this property will have no effect."
>
> Suggest:
>
> "This property is ignored when applied to elements that would cause them
> to not fit entirely within the multicol element."

Change that to:

"When overflow is set to hidden, this property is ignored for elements
that do not, or would cause them to not, fit entirely within the multicol
content box."

I can not understand why you would ignore the setting in the case that
overflow can display the result?
Received on Saturday, 23 October 2010 14:58:56 GMT

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