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Re: [css3-multicol] wide column-rule [overlaps | is overlapped by] adjacent column boxes ?

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 01:54:37 +0200
Message-ID: <20983.189.336331.73528@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: www-style@gtalbot.org
Cc: "www-style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>
Gérard Talbot wrote:

 > Current spec version
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-css3-multicol-20110412
 > states:
 > 
 > "
 > If a column rule is wider than its gap, the column rule will overlap
 > adjacent column boxes, and possibly extend outside the box of the multicol
 > element.
 > "
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#column-gaps-and-rules
 > 
 > while Editor's draft version (Editor's Draft 22 July 2013)
 > states:
 > 
 > "
 > If a column rule is wider than its gap, the adjacent column boxes will
 > overlap the rule, and the rule may possibly extend outside the box of the
 > multicol element.
 > "
 > http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-multicol/#column-gaps-and-rules
 > 
 > Which statement is the definitive normative rule? Just asking...

The change occured here:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jan/0392.html

 > For whatever it's worth, I think adjacent column boxes should overlap the
 > rule for accessibility-to-content reasons.

Yes, I think everyone agrees on this. There base been no proposals to
revert the text, so I believe the version in the ED is the one that
should be tested.

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