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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:40:17 +0200
Message-ID: <19653.60209.260446.342018@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, shelby@coolpage.com, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:

 > Given this markup:
 > 
 > <div break-after:column>foo</div>
 > <div break-after:column>foo</div>
 > <div break-after:column>foo</div>
 > <p>bar</p>
 > <h1 column-span:all text-align:center>baz</h1>
 > <p>qux</p>
 > 
 > Where would "bar" show up? (Given a column-count:3 on the containing element.)
 > 
 > Would it be like any of the following?
 > 
 > |-- container---|
 > 
 > (A)
 > foo | foo | foo | bar
 >                   qux
 >       baz
 > 
 > (B)
 > foo | foo | foo | bar
 >       baz
 >                 | qux
 > 
 > (C)
 > foo | foo | foo
 > bar |
 >       baz
 > qux |

It's a good example. Here's my solution:

(D)
foo | foo | foo | bar
      baz
qux

because:

  - "bar" is in a column of its own as the foo element before it has
    'break-after:column'

  - baz has 'colspan: all' and thereby a line of its own. It is
    centered wrt the multicol box.

  - qux is flows into the columns after baz

 > >  > It seems like perhaps this feature (column spanners in overflow
 > >  > columns still showing up in the main area) should instead be a
 > >  > function of the column-overflow mode.  With 'column-overflow:inline',
 > >  > overflow column spanners don't span at all.  With
 > >  > 'column-overflow:block', they do span, in the way you describe.
 > >
 > > Yes, 'column-overflow' when/if defined, could provide control over
 > > this. But we need to define what the rendering should be even without
 > > 'column-overflow'.
 > 
 > Oh, I agree.  I was suggesting that we may want to kick the particular
 > behavior you're suggesting to later, and for now stick with the
 > behavior that Alex was suggesting.

That's also an option.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Monday, 25 October 2010 20:41:01 GMT

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