Re: Extensions of CSS for horizontal layout / columns
To: Douglas Rand <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Extensions of CSS for horizontal layout / columns
From: "Neil St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 11:26:59 -0600
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> > height: <length> | <percentage> | auto
> property "height" (you did know that it's there?) for setting sizes on
Yeah, it's just missing <percentage> that's all.
> > float: left | right | top | bottom | none
> top == top of page/column? This is a reasonable thing to add,
A lot of these suggestions are really only necessary if there is
pagination/columns or the content flows left-right rather than
> > clear: none | left | right | top | bottom | all
> What does clear mean in this context? For the left/right floaters,
If something is floating at the top then clear=top would mean move
over until you are past the top floating element. Again without
columsn or left-right flow top/bottom is meaningless.
> and have the padding/margin/border/background/etc. apply to that
Yes, a pseudo-element is a better idea.
> It might be better to have two properties, one for widows and one for
> orphans... just a comment. Or have keep-together take two parameters,
> one for each, and the second = first by default..
That seems reasonable.
> breaks. Doing what you're suggesting doesn't, IMO, add a useful
> way of presenting documents. It does open up the possibilities of
> really awful layouts. About the only good use I could imagine would
> be a matrix of pages, which might be another reasonable browser
I think it adds a really useful way of displaying documents in
languages that don't use top-down flow. There were plenty of
examples given of eastern languages and even egyptian languages I
believe that flow left-right.
If the internationalization of the standards is to hold then I think
this should really be considered. Obviously for the English language
it wouldn't really be sensicale to have left-right layout. However,
there is an example that would make good use of it, here's a URL to
what I mean:
There are good reasons why a horizontal layout would be preferable.
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