it's a pity that you have not got that lovely extra anymore - in fact I was hoping it would enter the HTML-Standard but it doesn't look like it, right? It would have made the internet a bit more familiar for everybody editing pages. Thinking of the content management systems winning more and more space: It means more "normal" people edit web pages and they are uses to word processing features like the text flowing into the next column if it's too long for one. Is there any chance to see that feature again?
Please refresh my memory, what is multicol?
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MULTICOL was a Netscape extension in 3.0. With the tag you could separate text into columns. Attached is a small testcase that works in Nav.
I am confirming this as a bug in that it works in Nav and not Netscape6. However, I have no knowledge of what the policy is in terms of Netscape6 support of this tag.
Adding ekrock to the CC list. This seems to be his domain. In my opinion multicol should be handled like layer tags.
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CSS3 will very probably give a standards compliant way of doing columns.
So it acts like a very simple table (with the cols attr but without tr, td, etc).