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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:06:54 -0800
Message-ID: <4EEF995E.7060901@inkedblade.net>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com>, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-style@w3.org
On 12/19/2011 10:32 AM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>
> How about:
>
>      "When the multi-column element is paginated, this last row of
>      columns are formatted according to the computed value of this
>      property; other columns are formatted as if 'column-fill:
>      auto' had been set."

Hm, but what if you wanted those columns balanced? I think Morten's
case is one we haven't thought about yet.

Another case to think about is this one:

   <div style="columns: 2">
     Some content
     <img title="Very Big Image">
     More content.
   </div>

Here's the content:

~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~
+-------+
|       |
|  IMG  |
|       |
+-------+
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~

Let's say we're paginating, and the first page looks like this because the
image doesn't quite fit and gets pushed down:

~~~~~~~~~  ........
~~~~~~~~~  .      .
~~~~~~~~~  .      .  <-- blank spot where image would have gone, but it didn't fit
~~~~~~~~~  .      .
___________________

     page break
___________________
+-------+  ~~~~~~~~
|       |  ~~~~~~~~
|  IMG  |
|       |
+-------+

Should the text in the first page be balanced across the columns?

It's the same question, except in this case the break isn't forced.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 19 December 2011 20:09:59 GMT

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