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Re: [css3-multicol] column overflow

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:29:05 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600810161629q27883ba3q53d2a424aa9877fb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "David Hyatt" <hyatt@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org List" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

> Also sprach Robert O'Callahan:
>  > So here's a completely different proposal: overflow-mode:paginate.
>  >
>  > The idea: if an element has overflow-mode:paginate and would have a
>  > scrollbar in the block-progression-direction, instead of a regular
> scrollbar
>  > presentation, paginate the content into individual "pagelets" and show
> page
>  > navigation UI instead of the block-progression-direction scrollbar.
> I like it. I think there's much to gain by making more page-oriented
> presentations on screen.
> How would it solve the problem at hand, though, if it only has an
> effect when scrollbars would otherwise appear. The multicol elements
> I'm trying to change don't have scrollbars in the block direction.

Like so:
div {
  column-width: 20em;
  max-height: 200px; /* or 100%, or whatever */
  overflow: auto;
  overflow-mode: paginate;

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