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Re: [css3-multicol] Clarification on column-fill

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:40:52 +0100
Message-ID: <20201.34916.678754.227382@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: robert@ocallahan.org, Scott Johnson <sjohnson@mozilla.com>, www-style@w3.org
Robert wrote:

 > > > > The CR also says:
 > > > >
 > > > >  In paged media, this property will only have effect on the last page
 > > > >  the multicol element appears on.
 > > > >
 > > > > Would you like to remove this as well?
 > > > 
 > > > Not completely. This really needs to be replaced with a description of how
 > > > columns work with vertical breaking. We need to say that the UA should put
 > > > as much content from the columns element as it can before a vertical break,
 > > > using as many columns as fit in the available width. When all the content
 > > > fits before the break, then column-fill is consulted to determine whether
 > > > to balance or not, but when not all the content fits before the break
 > > > column-fill is irrelevant.
 > > 
 > > Could you propose some text to this effect?
 >
 > Where should it go? I haven't kept track of how vertical breaking is being
 > specified.

The context is your proposal to replace this sentence:

  In paged media, this property will only have effect on the last page
  the multicol element appears on.

with something else. So, the replacement should go into the same place
and the change should be as small as possible.

Personally, I think the statement is correct and should remain, but I
may be convinced by a reworded replacement.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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