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

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 03:15:28 -0400
Message-ID: <1473890b4fcf14d6672ac91a04d17770.squirrel@sm.webmail.pair.com>
To: shelby@coolpage.com
Cc: "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com>, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
Shelby Moore wrote:
>> [snip]
>>
>>> Håkon Wium Lie wrote
>>>> However, if we specify that 'column-span: all' in an overflow area
>>>> just takes the element back in, underneath the content that has
>>>> already been laid out, and stretches across the columns inside the
>>>> multicol box, it seems doable. No?
>>>
>>> Why should go underneath? Rather we must do what the designer
>>> specificed,
>>> and it should span all the three columns at the top.
>>>
>>>       Copyright © 1900-2000000000000
>>>      Menu    | main article | another
>>>      item 1  | text and so  | box with
>>>      item 2  | forth just   | some
>>>      item 3  | some words   | content
>>>              | you know     | over here
>>
>> It spans at the top because the Copyright © 1900-2000000000000 was
>> pushed
>> to the top of the next column box in inline direction. It can't be at
>> the
>> bottom because there were column breaks that terminated those prior 3
>> column boxes.  I am arguing that we remain consistent.  The column span
>> block direction position is based on the position of the spanning
>> element.
>
> Thus we may need a "do not span me" setting.

And we may need a column-span:all-not-before?

Tangentially, the current spec does not seem to support spanning only 2
columns, such as when wanting to float an image or quotation straddling 2
columns and have the inline content flow around it (float:right on the
left colum and float:left on the right column).
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