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Re: [css3-multicol] unknown available width and shrink-to-fit

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:52:12 +0100
Message-ID: <20625.732.691974.315265@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>, bert@w3.org, fantasai@inkedblade.net, Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com, www-style@w3.org
On the subject of possibly changing the pseudo-algorithm [1] in multicol,
I wrote:

 >   - there should be a way to enter lines 06-07

I've tested implementations to see if they enter lines 06-07.
Here's a snippet from my test case [2]:

  float: left; 
  width: auto; 
  column-count: 3; 
  column-width: 300px;

I've tested this in three shipping implementations: IE (in the Win8
preview), Opera 12.01, Prince 8.1 rev 3. These have interoperability:
the column-* settings are honored even when the multicol element is
wider than its containing block.

Therefore, I don't think we should remove this part of the

I still believe we should define more clearly what
(available-width==unknown) means, and perhaps avoid the word
"available-width" altogether.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#pseudo-algorithm
[2] http://people.opera.com/howcome/2012/tests/multicol.html


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