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[css-grid] Flowing items within columns/rows

From: Nate Green <heynategreen@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 09:55:53 -0500
Message-Id: <B472280F-D597-4E33-BF96-469C9215FB94@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hello. I would like to verify whether the following capability is afforded by the grid layout spec:

I would like to take items from within a swathe of content in one column and place them into another column. However, content in each column should appear right below the previous item in that column, as if they were flow items within a container. In other words, rather than laying out items in a column as if they are cells in a table (where each item is aligned to a row of items in the other columns), items would be placed in a column one after another, with no apparent row alignment.

An example to (hopefully) clarify what I mean: putting contextual notes (children of paragraphs) into the margin of a page as one list; in my testing I have only been able to put them in a column if they align to the paragraphs (and not necessarily to the paragraphs they belong with).

Thanks!

—Nate Green
Received on Monday, 7 March 2016 08:31:38 UTC

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