Re: [css3-multicol] test suite

On Aug 17, 2010, at 12:17 AM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> Also sprach Brad Kemper:
>>> Further, I'm not sure all the column-rule-style values make sense.
>>> It's nice for the values to be same as border-style, but I'm uncertain
>>> if 'none', 'hidden', 'inset' and 'outset' should be there.
>> I think 'inset' and 'outset' are not used that much for borders
>> anymore either, are they? I imagine that until the mid-90s calls
>> and asks for its embossing-against-gray-backgrounds trend back,
>> these styles are as useful for column rules as they are for
>> borders.
> For borders, which typically are present on all four sides of a box,
> 'inset' and 'outset' still makes some sense (although their use most
> probably is limited). Column rules, however, only appear between
> columns and having 'inset' rule between several adjacent columns makes
> less sense, optically.

Oh, right. Sorry, I was thinking about "groove" and "ridge" styles. Inset and Outset does seem much less useful for unconnected straight lines.

> There's little damage in having the values there, and the
> implementation cost is also low. So I'm not sure it's worth taking
> them out at this stage. Hmm.

Hard to imagine them being missed if they are removed. Hard to imagine even a hacky use for them.

Received on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:39:27 UTC