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RE: [CSS3-MultiCol] suggestions for vertical text

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:39:05 -0000
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B020398A7@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "David E. Ross" <david@rossde.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

fantasai said:
> This case wouldn't be triggered except when vertical and 
> horizontal text modes are mixed. The layout *has* to change 
> when it's printed to avoid splitting individual lines of text 
> across the page break. Either we leave a big gap at the 
> bottom of the page so that the column can shift to the next 
> page, or we adjust the column widths so that the page is 
> filled. If the layout engine can paginate content into 
> different- sized columns, I don't see a good reason for us to 
> require a large gap.

We should ensure the author has tools to control this behavior, as
neither approach will be best in all situations.

> (Note that the columns in my ascii diagrams were vertical 
> text in horizontal columns. I suppose I didn't make that clear.)

But the concept applies equally to horizontal text formatted in columns
and printed in a landscape orientation.

Best wishes,

Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:40:24 UTC

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