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Re: [css3-multicol] splitting floats across column boundaries

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:18:40 -0800
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CAFD6770.96BD%stearns@adobe.com>
On 12/1/11 5:07 PM, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

> Also sprach Alan Stearns:
> 
>> Take a look at this file. It has a div floated left with six lines of text
>> in a 2-column layout containing eight lines of text
>> 
>> http://hg.csswg.org/test/raw-file/50587184a512/contributors/adobe/incoming/fl
>> oatLeftMulticolBreak.html
>> 
>> In WebKit the columns are balanced by splitting the float in two. In Gecko
>> and Opera the float remains intact and the columns are not balanced. Should
>> I expect more interop here, or is this a vague area that css3-pagination is
>> meant to resolve?
>> 
>> I am strongly in favor of splitting the float in an instance like this.
> 
> What if the float was an image?

I assume a single box float would not split except under extreme
circumstances (such as a huge image being printed on media smaller than its
dimensions). The float in my file intentionally has lots of line box
boundaries to split apart.

Alan
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 01:19:32 GMT

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