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[css-multicol] some formatting problems in the document
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Dennis Heuer
2018-01-14 15:01:28 UTC
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Hello

2. The multi-column model

The examples format badly because they are neither images nor true
column-examples (that should only be shown in extra tabs after
clicking a button). The layered borders don't fit because my font
makes the text span farther, underneath.

Also, why not just take some text from that chapter instead of that
confusingly hacked and slayed repetitive alphabet?

Appended is a screenshot.

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Dennis Heuer
2018-01-14 16:45:31 UTC
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Hello again,

just saw that blue quote not behind the curly brace but on a new line.
Found this in the examples 10,11 and 21.

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Florian Rivoal
2018-01-15 03:01:35 UTC
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Post by Dennis Heuer
Hello again,
just saw that blue quote not behind the curly brace but on a new line.
Found this in the examples 10,11 and 21.
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Dennis Heuer
Dennis is correct. The blue quotes should not be there.
https://www.w3.org/TR/css-multicol-1/#example-3694c0ea
https://www.w3.org/TR/css-multicol-1/#example-5c1712e2
https://www.w3.org/TR/css-multicol-1/#example-59dd6b8a
<pre class="css">h2 { column-span: all; background: silver }
</pre>
.css::before, .property::before, .descriptor::before {
content: "‘";
}
.css::after, .property::after, .descriptor::after {
content: "’";
}
Thanks. I have registered this issue into github. We'll follow up from there.

https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2187

Best regards,
—Florian

Dennis Heuer
2018-01-14 21:41:42 UTC
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:48:50 -0500
Post by Dennis Heuer
Hello
2. The multi-column model
The examples format badly because they are neither images nor true
column-examples
The examples are indeed not true column-examples for several reasons.
They were created at a time before any browser was supporting and
implementing the spec which was described in the document. So, an
alternative CSS code and an alternative CSS method had to be used to
describe how CSS multi-column properties were working. This was
unavoidable. And this is also bound to happen again in other CSS
specifications documents.
Unavoidable??? What about an Image? I mean, if they can't be real
examples, why you hack a mess at all?
Gérard
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Florian Rivoal
2018-01-15 02:20:36 UTC
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Post by Dennis Heuer
Hello
2. The multi-column model
The examples format badly because they are neither images nor true
column-examples (that should only be shown in extra tabs after
clicking a button). The layered borders don't fit because my font
makes the text span farther, underneath.
Also, why not just take some text from that chapter instead of that
confusingly hacked and slayed repetitive alphabet?
Hello,

The examples are indeed bad, and this has previously been reported
in https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1087 <https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1087>

There is general agreement that the examples should be replaced by
something better made, it just hasn't been done yet.

—Florian Rivoal
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