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Re: [css3-multicol] spanning elements

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:50:06 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=SFv5rH4gLuKPDeurTPCSQBy3cnXnacDpAYkcr@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>> Of Håkon Wium Lie
>> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 6:59 AM
>>
>> Two issues have been raised about spanning elements:
>>
>>    http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-span
>>
>> 1) does margin collapsing apply to spanning elements?
>>
> (1) - do they have to? I expected colspans to be more like floats, and floats function perfectly well without any margin collapsing. Wouldn't it be easier to keep the model simple?

I consider that aspect of floats rather unfortunate, actually.  I've
wanted my float margins to collapse with other floats rooted to the
same element quite a lot, actually, and usually have to hack around
this lack with classes.

For example, if I just want the same separate between floats as
between the float and the border of the container, I have to twiddle
the margins, otherwise the between-float space will be twice as big.

So, I'd prefer to make spanning elements collapse margins in the way
that Hakon describes, as it seems sane and useful.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 18:50:56 GMT

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