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Re: [css3-multicol] unknown available width and shrink-to-fit

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 02:46:09 +0200
Message-ID: <20611.17873.127351.447103@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Also sprach Simon Sapin:

 > >  > Simon, you suggested removing lines 03-10 of the pseudo-algorithm.
 > >  > I've reviewed this part of the spec, and I agree. The Multi-column
 > >  > module should remove the concept of 'available-width' and 'shrink-to-fit'
 > >  > from its pseudo-algorithm and just use the term 'used width'.

 > > So, what is your suggested wording for 'used-width' to go here:
 > >
 > >    http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#pseudo-algorithm
 > 
 > The text to be replaced is:
 > 
 > > available-width: if the used width of the multi-column element has
 > > not been determined when the ‘column-count’ and ‘column-width’ must
 > > be determined (e.g., if it is floating with a ‘width’ of ‘auto’ as
 > > per CSS 2.1 section 10.3.5) this variable is unknown,
 > 
 > If we have a separate definition of the multi-column element’s 
 > min-content and max-content measures, is this condition ever true? I 
 > think not: the used values of column-count and column-width only need to 
 > be determined for layout, after the used width is determined. Is this 
 > incorrect?

If we remove lines 03-10, it must be true -- the used width of the
multicol element must be known when we enter the pseudo-algorithm.

Do you have a proposed text for the specification?

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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