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[css3-multicol] floated block wider than column width

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 15:44:48 +0900
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This has come up in the past [1], but the wording in the multicolumn CR has me very confused.

css3-multicol notes

[quote]
Content in the normal flow that extends into column gaps (e.g., long words or images) is clipped in the middle of the column gap. 
[/quote]

http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#overflow-inside-multicol-elements

Does this imply that /floated/ blocks that are wider than the column-width can extend into an adjacent column and are /not/ clipped?

http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-multicol-20090630/#overflow-and-multicol-elements
contained additional text – that has since disappeared:
[quote]Floats that are wider than the column box intrude into neighboring columns.[/quotes]


css3 gcpm offers some extensions, but notes:
[quote]
In multi-column layouts [CSS3COL], floats appear within columns; they never intrude into neighboring columns.
[/quote]
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-gcpm/#float-intrusion-in-multicol-elements 

but then the examples seem to contradict that…

[1] e.g. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007May/0014.html


Philippe
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