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Re: [css3-multicol]Inconsistency in the multicolumn draft spec

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:54:57 +0200
Message-ID: <21056.481.579514.222706@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Virgil Palanciuc <virgilp@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Virgil Palanciuc wrote, some time ago:

 > At some point, the draft states:
 > 
 > The reason for making
 > ‘column-width<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-width>’
 > somewhat flexible is to achieve scalable designs that can fit many screen
 > sizes. To set an exact column width, all length values (in horizontal text
 > these are: ‘width’,
 > ‘column-width<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-width>’,
 > ‘column-gap <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-gap0>’, and ‘
 > column-rule-width <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-multicol/#column-rule-width>’)
 > must be specified.
 > 
 > 
 > but then again, later it says
 > 
 > Column rules do not take up space. That is, the presence or thickness of a
 > column rule will not alter the placement of anything else.
 > 
 > 
 > this second statement is correct, IMO; but the first one somehow implies
 > that "column-rule-width" may somehow alter the width & placement of columns..

I see your point. I've changed the note to:

  The reason for making 'column-width' somewhat flexible is to achieve
  scalable designs that can fit many screen sizes. To set an exact
  column width, the column gap and the width of the multicol element
  (assuming horizontal text) must also be specified.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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