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

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:03:13 +0200
Message-ID: <5061E3D1.304@kozea.fr>
To: www-style@w3.org
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Summary of this issue:

§3.4 of css3-multicol uses a "shrink-to-fit" variable that is used when 
the available width is not know. This is in direct contradiction, if 
only in the naming, with §10.3.5 of CSS 2.1 that defines in 
"shrink-to-fit" based on a known available width.

The obvious contradiction could be avoided by using another word in in 
the multicol algorithm, maybe "preferred width" or "preferred minimum 
width". But the result does not make much more sense.

It seems this part of the algorithm is trying to define the 
preferred/intrinsic widths of a multicol element. I think that it should 
just be removed, and the preferred widths left undefined so that 
css3-multicol can progress. They can be defined later, maybe in css3-sizing.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 17:03:40 GMT

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