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Closes #1074
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frivoal committed Apr 5, 2017
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@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ Previous Version: https://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-css3-multicol-20051215/
Previous Version: https://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-multicol-20010118/
Previous Version: http://www.w3.org/1999/06/WD-css3-multicol-19990623
Editor: Håkon Wium Lie, Opera Software, howcome@opera.com
Editor: Florian Rivoal, On behalf of Bloomberg, https://florian.rivoal.net
Abstract: This specification describes multi-column layouts in CSS, a style sheet language for the web. Using functionality described in the specification, content can be flowed into multiple columns with a gap and a rule between them.
Link Defaults: css-color (property) color, css21 (property) max-height, css-backgrounds-3 (value) hidden
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@@ -945,17 +946,18 @@ Spanning columns</h2>
element is automatically balanced across all columns before the
element appears. The element establishes a new block formatting
context.

Note: The element establishing a formatting content does not
depend of whether the element is a descendent of a multicol or not.
When 'column-span' is ''column-span/all'', it always does.
This helps with robustness of designs to later revisions
that remove the multicol,
or when media queries turn the multicol off in some situations.
</dl>

An element that spans more than one column is called a
<dfn export>spanning element</dfn> and the box it creates is called a <dfn export>spanner</dfn>.

<!--
This property has no effect on elements that do not fit entirely
within the multicol element. Also, if a setting on this property pushes the
element outside a multicol element, this property will have no effect.
-->

<div class="example">
In this example, an <code>h2</code> element has been added to the
sample document after the sixth sentence (i.e., after the word "jkl."). This styling applies:

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