[css3-multicol] spanning elements & margin collape

The multicol spec


is silent on how/whether spanning elements collapse. I meant to
address this issue before going to CR -- here's the start of the


I propose to add this text to the CR:

  A spanning element behaves as a block element wrt. collapsing.
  However, margins on a spanning element do not collapse with margins
  of a non-spanning sibling element.

  Example A:

    The bottom margin of a spanning element does not collapse with the
    top margin of a subsequent sibling.

  Example B:

    Margins between two adjacent spanning elements collapse. 

There is no disagreement about example A, I believe.

For B, it seems that Opera and IE do things differently: Opera
collapses, IE does not.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome

Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 22:27:42 UTC