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

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 02:17:17 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <763AE400FE923441B74861D534DF2549644249F9C5@GVW0433EXB.americas.hpqcorp.net>

TJ said:
> I would prefer we unify whether we phrase the values as 
> allow-* or avoid-*.

> This would that, for page-break-inside, 
> we'd either have "auto | avoid-page | avoid-turn | 
> avoid-column" (in ascending order of
> strictness)
You lost me on the increasing order of strictness.  In what way would 'avoid-column' be "more strict" than 'avoid-turn'?  And in what way would 'avoid-turn' be "more strict" than 'avoid-page'?

Or are you just referring to the fact that, for a given amount of content, restricting it to a column is less likely to succeed than restricting it to a pair of facing pages?  But then I would expect your ordered list to be "auto | avoid-turn | avoid-page | avoid-colunm"...?

If you're suggesting there should be an inherent weighting of the values (that is, that the UA should somehow 'try harder' to satisfy one than the other), could you elaborate a bit further?

Best wishes,

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