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

From: Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:58:37 +0100
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <87zkeoen0i.fsf@aeneas.oslo.osa>
Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> writes:

> fantasai wrote:
>
>  > >     Personally, I think the statement is correct and should remain, but I
>  > >     may be convinced by a reworded replacement.
>  > >
>  > > It's correct, but it's incomplete because it's true not just for
>  > > paged media, but for any situation where the column set is
>  > > breaking vertically. Maybe:
>  > >
>  > > "When the set of columns breaks vertically, such as in a
>  > > paginated context, only the content after the last vertical break
>  > > is affected by 'column-fill'."
>  > >
>  > > That sounds better. However, somewhere something needs to specify
>  > > how column content breaks vertically, e.g. to make it clear that
>  > > in a paginated context we place as much content as possible in
>  > > columns on the first page before placing it in columns on the
>  > > next page.
>  > 
>  >    "When the multi-column element is paginated, only the last row
>  >    of column boxes is affected by 'column-fill'."
>  > 
>  > I think that should be sufficiently clear.
>
> I like your proposed text, and I think we should use it.

This doesn't really make sense to me - neither the proposed text here,
nor what the spec currently says.

    <div style="columns:3; column-rule:1px solid; column-fill:auto; orphans:0; widows:0;">
      <div style="break-after:page;">line<br>line<br>line</div>
      <div style="break-after:page;">line<br>line<br>line</div>
      <div style="break-after:page;">line<br>line<br>line</div>
    </div>

Should we really forcefully balance the columns on the two first pages
here?

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