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Re: [css3-multicol] overflow inside multicol elements

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:26:54 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYL=L6sgG7eHZbaKm7Mr97FHhEAb6SBM7HcL1nobnrMNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, James Holderness <j4_james@hotmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
If a column contains a relatively positioned inline element that extends
across multiple lines, and its relative positioning pushes its bottom edge
below the end of a column, how would you break it vertically?

If the answer is "slice it visually", i.e. allow a line to be cut in half
along the horizontal axis, I wouldn't consider that any "safer to use" than
what Firefox/IE/Opera have implemented.

Has anyone got any actual use-cases for vertical relative positioning in
multicol? The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is adjusting
vertical positioning within a line, i.e. some kind of superscript/subscript
hack, and for that use-case you definitely don't want the positioned stuff
to move to the next column.

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