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Re: [css3-multicol] page-break-inside and columns

From: Michael Jansson <mjan@em2-solutions.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:48:41 +0200
Message-ID: <49D4D049.3070703@em2-solutions.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, www-style@w3.org

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Michael Jansson:
>  > My vote would be on not introducing additional properties for columns 
>  > breaks, from an implementation/performance perspective. 
> Right.
>  > From a html/css 
>  > author point of view, I would prefer to not mix up column and pages as 
>  > it makes it unclear how to use the property. 
> I can see that, too.
>  > How about mixing it up in 
>  > the values instead, so instead of having
>  >     "page-break-<whatever>:<value>" and
>  >     "column-break-<whatever>:<value>"
>  > we would have
>  >     "break-<whatever>:<page-value>|<column-value>".
>  > For example: "break-inside: page", "break-inside:column", 
>  > "break-inside:any", "break-inside:none", etc. 
> I can see the benefit of only having one set of properties, and that
> the names of these properties are neutral. However, I don't really
> understand what 'break-inside: page' means. Force page breaks inside
> the elements? Prohibit them? Allow them?
I guess you would want at least something like "inside-break: 
avoid-page", "inside-break: avoid-column", "inside-break: avoid-all" and 
"inside-break: allow-all" etc!? I'm commenting on naming the property 
and not really on the semantics and use of these properties (haven't had 
time to look at that too closely).  From a very quick glance, it looks 
like it would be quite useful though!
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