[css3-multicol] Column Breaks


I'm not quite convinced that we need separate properties for
column breaking. If the use case is forcing a column break, then
I think adding keywords to page-break-before and page-break-after
should be sufficient. If the use case is offering a different
level of breaking restrictions for columns than for pages, then
we also should have column-break-inside, column-windows, and

I do think that if we have separate properties, the default value
should be defined such that it references the page-break-*
properties. That way, unless I really want separate sets of rules
for the two types of breaks, I only have to set the breaking
behavior once. This is particularly important when using the
'avoid' values.

What happens when there's a column break that's also a page break?
Do we use the page-break properties to control breaking behavior
or the column-break properties, or some combination thereof?


Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 00:21:58 UTC