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Re: [css3-regions][css3-gcpm] Thoughts on Plan A and Plan B

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:13:03 -0800
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB67BF1F.BA49%stearns@adobe.com>
On 2/19/12 10:09 PM, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

> Brad Kemper wrote:
> 
>>>> Allow a region to be styled with the multicol
>>>> properties so that the multicol overflow mechanism, adding new
>>>> columns to the right, can be used to see all the content.
>>> 
>>> These proposed changes are good.
>> 
>> While I totally agree that we should be able to turn regions into
>> multicol, I find it hard to imagine a complex region layout ever
>> looking good with extra columns growing out of its right side.
> 
> Yes. It's better than just dropping the content, though. Or having one
> very long (or very wide) element at the end.

One very long element is exactly what you get with normal flow in continuous
media, so it seems like a good solution for that case. Making the last
region multicol works better in paged media.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Monday, 20 February 2012 17:13:43 GMT

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