ISSUE-129: balanced columns in fixed-height

balanced columns in fixed-height

State:
OPEN
Product:
CSS Multi-Column Layout
Raised by:
Alex Mogilevsky
Opened on:
2010-07-07
Description:
If the height of a multi-column container is explicitly specified, then the column-fill: balance property is ignored in current implementations. The current spec doesn’t seem to say anything on this. Can we get it specified?

In my opinion, disabling balancing with fixed columns may appear somewhat easier to implement, but it is a case of property side effect that we generally tend to avoid...

Example:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/att-0414/columnbalancingfixedheight.html
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  2. Re: [CSS21] Errors in edits for Issue (from bert@w3.org on 2011-03-26)
  3. Re: [CSS21] Errors in edits for Issue (from fantasai@inkedblade.net on 2011-03-25)
  4. Re: [CSS21] Errors in edits for Issue (from bert@w3.org on 2011-03-03)
  5. Re: [CSS21] Errors in edits for Issue (from fantasai@inkedblade.net on 2011-02-10)
  6. [CSS21] Errors in edits for Issue (from fantasai@inkedblade.net on 2011-02-10)
  7. Agenda conf call 09-sep-2010 (from peter.linss@hp.com on 2010-09-07)
  8. [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions Oslo F2F 2010 Tuesday: GCPM, MQ, Flexbox, Multicol, box-shadow, Publications, Future F2Fs (from fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net on 2010-08-31)
  9. RE: [css3-multicol] column balancing and fixed height (RE: Question on Flexbox balance implementation) (from howcome@opera.com on 2010-08-30)
  10. Re: [CSS21] Backing up in tokenizer (issue 129) (from bert@w3.org on 2010-08-20)
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  13. ISSUE-129: balanced columns in fixed-height [CSS Multi-Column Layout] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-07-07)

Related notes:

Resolved at FTF: specified height does not disable column balancing.
If content overflows, balancing is not applicable; the overflow adds additional columns, as defined in the spec.

Alex Mogilevsky, 25 Aug 2010, 07:40:50

re-open to track until the edits are made to the spec

Alex Mogilevsky, 3 Sep 2010, 00:05:56

Changelog:

Created issue 'balanced columns in fixed-height' nickname owned by Alex Mogilevsky on product CSS Multi-Column Layout, description 'If the height of a multi-column container is explicitly specified, then the column-fill: balance property is ignored in current implementations. The current spec doesn’t seem to say anything on this. Can we get it specified?

In my opinion, disabling balancing with fixed columns may appear somewhat easier to implement, but it is a case of property side effect that we generally tend to avoid...

Example:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/att-0414/columnbalancingfixedheight.html ' non-public

Alex Mogilevsky, 7 Jul 2010, 03:56:01

Status changed to 'open'

Alex Mogilevsky, 7 Jul 2010, 05:14:30

Status changed to 'closed'

Alex Mogilevsky, 25 Aug 2010, 07:40:50

Status changed to 'open'

Alex Mogilevsky, 3 Sep 2010, 00:05:56


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