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Re: Initial values for widows and orphans

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:18:01 -0800
Message-Id: <62AB9511-0E14-43D5-B8EF-9648C0998559@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On Dec 13, 2012, at 12:03 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

> On 12/13/2012 10:19 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> Can you explain what breaks? Does it screw up the printing somehow?
>> I don't have access to an Opera browser at the moment.
> It would affect pages that use inline-block to do coarse layout. This
> will eventually be solved by people switching to flexbox and grid, etc.
> But for now, it would mean that such layouts would print with some
> unnecessary gapping as the UA tries to keep at least two "rows" together
> when possible.
> ~fantasai

Ah, I see. It seems like the lines that are taller than page area divided by the orphan/widow value should be ignored for those properties. 
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