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

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.



              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª        

Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:53:14 UTC