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RE: [css3-multicol] pseudo-algorithm

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 21:30:02 +0000
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E539856928411E6E535@TK5EX14MBXC213.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Well, yet another option is to honor both column count and column gap and to simply produce overflow. That may not be that bad -- in a way you would treat column-gap as padding (it never shrinks and it can overflow).

Also, if a column-min-width is eventually introduced it makes perfect sense to have 
	
	min-content-width = min-column-width * column-count + column-gap * (column-count - 1) 

multicol content just can't be more narrow than that...

-----Original Message-----
From: Håkon Wium Lie [mailto:howcome@opera.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:20 PM

In pracice, this would probably be discouragement to using column-count (at least for values of, say, 4 or more) and a corresponding encouragement to use 'column-width'. That's good, I think.
Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 21:30:38 GMT

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