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Re: Initial values for widows and orphans

From: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:41:12 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Message-ID: <op.wo83yygsbunlto@oyvinds-desktop>
On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:40:39 +0100, fantasai  
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

> I'll note also that IE and Opera both implement these properties, and
> nobody on either team has requested a change in the initial value.
> However it seems Microsoft thinks 0 is a valid value and is the initial
> value:
>    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/cc304062%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
> I haven't checked Opera.

We also currently accept 0 (implementation not updated to match the  
resolution of http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-105 yet; this is a  
known bug). However, we do use 2 as the initial values for these  
properties (and don't change them via UA style rules).

I know of one buggy page -  
<http://www.bionicsquirrels.com/category/flash-games> (tries to make a  
grid of articles by having [number_of_rows] divs each with column-count:3  
and containing three 99%-width inline-block articles). It's apparently  
some WordPress theme so it's possible there are more such pages, but so  
far I haven't seen the need to escalate beyond our own site compatibility  
efforts ("Open The Web" evangelism, site patching).

Øyvind Stenhaug
Opera Software ASA
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:41:48 UTC

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