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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-multicol] Text describing column boxes as block container boxes

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Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:44:44 +0000
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The Working Group just discussed `Text describing column boxes as block container boxes`, and agreed to the following resolutions:

* `RESOLVED: Remove sentence 2 and 3 and adding clarification about the principle box.`

<details><summary>The full IRC log of that discussion</summary>
&lt;eae> Topic: Text describing column boxes as block container boxes<br>
&lt;eae> https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1738<br>
&lt;eae> github issue: https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1738<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: This is another text change for column boxes. Basically there is a section in the spec, example 9, about container boxes.<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: There was a proposal to have the second sentence to be omitted.<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: There was no objections yet no edit took place. Looks like it was dropped.<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: Idea of containing block not defined in spec.<br>
&lt;eae> TabAtkins: I agree, go ahead and kill second sentence<br>
&lt;TabAtkins> Kill "That is, column boxes behave like block-level, table cell, and inline-block boxes as per CSS 2.1, section 10.1, item 2 [CSS21]."<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: Should we remove either or both of these sentences?<br>
&lt;eae> florian: Remove 2nd and 3rd?<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: I don't think we should remove the 3rd.<br>
&lt;eae> TabAtkins: Default case applies.<br>
&lt;eae> florian: This might be read as shutting down other properties that could apply unless specified.<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: Behavior when you apply position relative needs to be defined<br>
&lt;eae> TabAtkins: doesn't turn column boxes into abs containig blocks is fine, makes sense, should be explicitly informative. As written it is bad and should be removed.<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: A clarification would be useful.<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: It might help to clarify that the multicol container is the principle box, not mentioned in spec, and that the column boxes are anonymous.<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: For example pos relative doesn't apply to column box.<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: Makes sense to me<br>
&lt;eae> Rossen: Super good clarification. We all know this yet it isn't mentioned anywhere.<br>
&lt;eae> Rossen: Common source of confusion<br>
&lt;eae> rachelandrew: What are we suggesting to remove here? Turn third sentence into a note?<br>
&lt;eae> TabAtkins: Yes, and also make it clear that it clarifies that nothing you do on the column box...<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: The part about being a principle box should go in sentence two. We should fix that.<br>
&lt;eae> fantasai: We don't have a good term for that box now, we refer to it as the multicol element, separate issue.<br>
&lt;eae> gregwhitworth: One thing that would be beneficial is having an example in there. Saying principle box isn't necessarily going to help web developers clarify.<br>
&lt;eae> Rossen: Similar to the table example in 2.1, speaks volumnes when people see it<br>
&lt;eae> Proposed resolution: Remove sentence 2 and 3 and adding clarification about the principle box.<br>
&lt;eae> RESOLVED: Remove sentence 2 and 3 and adding clarification about the principle box.<br>

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