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Re: [css3-multicol] typos in the spec

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 00:17:17 +0100
Message-ID: <19792.32125.847534.115020@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Waldir Pimenta <waldir.pimenta@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Also sprach Waldir Pimenta:

 > >  There was a discussion leading up to the current solution. One premise
 > > is that one, by default, should have flexible pages that adapt to the
 > > available space and try to use it. This sentiment is expressed in one
 > > of the notes:
 > >
 > >  The reason for making ‘column-width’ somewhat flexible is to achieve
 > >  scalable designs that can fit many screen sizes. To set an exact
 > >  column width, all length values (in horizontal text these are:
 > >  ‘width’, ‘column-width’, ‘column-gap’, and ‘column-rule-width’) must
 > >  be specified.
 > I understand the premise, but that solution seems rather contrived (I'm
 > aware I'm approaching a topic that was likely discussed at length, so I
 > apologize if my words sound unnecessarily blunt). I noticed a previous
 > version of the spec[1] had a "column-width-policy" property, which could be
 > set to "flexible" or "strict", but it was dropped from the spec in later
 > versions. Why was it abandoned in favor of the current specify-all-values
 > approach?

Because you can achieve the same effect by setting one property: 'width'.

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