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RE: [css3-regions][css3-multicol] Regions example

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:38:19 +0000
To: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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± From: Vincent Hardy [mailto:vhardy@adobe.com] 
± Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:26 PM
± On 8/10/11 3:00 PM, "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
± >
± >Another use case which illuminates the interface between regions and 
± >structural styling is a magazine articles with regions galore on the 
± >first page, and then it switches to simple multi-column layout from 
± >page 2 and onwards. How can one comine regions with multicol layouts?
± As the spec. draft stands, there is no way to do that since we decided to only allow 
± elements that are block container boxes to be regions. If we allowed multi-columns to be 
± regions, then we could simply allow content:
± flow-from(..) on multi-column elements (or the syntax we end up agreeing on for flow-from).

I think the last time we brought it up we wanted to allow multicolumn regions. That would be very useful.

Another way to look at it could be that column properties apply to regions - with the same effect.
Received on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:39:00 UTC

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