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

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:08:44 -0700
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA6992A3.FA4B%vhardy@adobe.com>

On 8/10/11 3:38 PM, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:

>± 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.

I have added an issue to our list
(http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css3-regions) and a proposal to support
multi-column as regions.

Received on Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:09:28 UTC

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