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[css3-multicol] Applies to block containers

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:16:46 +0100
Message-ID: <51254B4E.4060105@kozea.fr>
To: www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>

The columns, column-width and column-count properties all have the same 
"Applies to" line:

> non-replaced block-level elements (except table elements), table
> cells, and inline-block elements

This should really be "block container" instead of an inclusive list of 
the block containers that exist in CSS 2.1.

Block-level flex containers are in the list above but are not block 
containers; I believe multicol should not apply to them. Flex items are 
not in the list, but are block containers; multicol should apply.

"Block container" is the general term that stays relevant as we keep 
adding new layout modes.

Except that elements that multicol are not block containers anymore. So 
I guess that the properties really apply to "elements that would 
otherwise have been block containers." But thatís awkward. "Applies to: 
block containers" is probably a good enough approximation.

Simon Sapin
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 22:17:11 UTC

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