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Re: [css3-multicol] updated editor's draft

From: Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:22:21 +0200
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <87sj0n3cqa.fsf@aeneas.oslo.osa>
Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> writes:

> Morten Stenshorne wrote:
>  
>  >  > Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> writes:
>
>  > >> 
>  > >> What if we define it so that *used* column-count in the example above
>  > >> is 3, while *actual* column-count is 4 [1]? If we do that, you can
>  > >> remove the assumptions.
>  > >> 
>  > >> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#value-stages
>  > >
>  > > That sounds attractive. Does it influence anything else apart from the 
>  > > terminology in the spec?
>  > 
>  > No, it shouldn't.
>
> I'd like to get rid of the assumptions, too, but I'm unsure if the
> replaced text is simple.
>
> Perhaps it could be expressed with something like:
>
>   "The /used value/ for for /column-count/ is calculated without
>   regard for explicit column breaks or constrained column lengths,
>   while the /actual value/ takes these into consideration."
>
> And then proceed with the example?

Yes, something like that. But we should probably also note that the
actual column-count may be _lower_ than used column-count, if there
isn't enough content to fill the columns.

<div style="width:80em; height:10em; columns:20em; column-gap:0; column-fill:auto;">
     line
</div>

Here computed column-count is auto, used column-count is 4 and actual
column-count is 1.

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