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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:13:35 +0000
To: "shelby@coolpage.com" <shelby@coolpage.com>, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com>
CC: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E287813A8@TK5EX14MBXC115.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Shelby Moore
> So in my and I think the designer's mind, the correct result is:
> Inline overflow:
>  baz----------------------->
>  foo | foo | foo | bar | qux
> Block overflow:
>  baz------------->
>  foo | foo | foo |
>  bar | qux
> Now isn't that a lot more sane and consist?

I sure don't know since I can't tell what your answer is. I see two different 
renderings ?

I'll assume, however, that in both cases you layout baz on top of all the columns.
How and why does is that correct per the designer's mind ? Why would he expect all
the other elements to flow in source order except that one ?

> Note it is incorrect to assume baz is centered, 
> that is why I drew it
> as I
> did on the left side with an arrow showing its extent.

Uh ? The element's style attribute says text-align:center. How do we ignore
properties explicitly specified by the designer and claim the result aligns
with his expectations ?
Received on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:14:07 UTC

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