[whatwg] Joined blocks
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 31 22:22:47 PDT 2008
On Fri, 1 Aug 2008, Shannon wrote:
> Something I think is really missing from HTML is "linked text" (in the
> traditional desktop publishing sense), where two or more text boxes are
> joined so that content overflows the first into the second and
> subsequent boxes. This is a standard process for practically all
> multi-column magazines, books and news layouts. It is especially
> valuable for column layouts where the information is dynamic and
> variable in length and therefore cannot be manually balanced. This is
> not something that can be solved server-side since the actual flow is
> dependent on user style-sheets, viewport and font-size.
I agree that this would be a useful feature for the Web platform. However,
I believe the CSS working group is a better venue for exploring such
options. I recommend forwarding your proposal to www-style at w3.org.
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