Re: [css3-multicol] column-span property

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Christian Hujer <> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2009-05-18 Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>> Column-span prevously allowed values other than '1' and 'all' but it was
>> scaled down because of added  complexity of cases where span has more
>> columns than available.
>> IMO the property in its current form is unnecessary. All use cases I can
>> think of are covered by either page floats in GCPM or nested multicolumn
>> elements.
> Maybe I missed something about CSS3. I couldn't find how to do this:
> abc def gh ij k    yz abc def ghij
> lm n opq rst uv    kl mnop q r stu
> wxy zab +----------------+ v wxy z
> cd efgh |                | ab de f
> ijk lmn | something else | ghi jkl
> opqr st |                | mn opqr
> v wxyza +----------------+ stuvw x
> bcd ef ghij klm    yz abc def g hi
> no pq rstu vw x    jklmn o p qr st
> A multicolumn layout where columns flow aronud something which is placed
> relative to columns and spans columns across the gap.
> Because I couldn't find that, I thought I'd suggest this. Maybe I missed
> something about page floats which is able to do that?

Check out examples XCVIII and XCIX, in section 20.1 of GCPM[1].  It
gives that exact example.  ^_^



Received on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 03:30:19 UTC