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CSS3 column-width Property

Specifies the width of columns in a multicolumn layout

Definition and Notes.

1. The CSS column-width property defines the optimalwidth of columns in an element laid out within multiple columns

2. The actual width might be wider to fill available space, or narrower if sufficent space is not available.But the value must be greater than zero.


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Note- Its an optimal width, the browser may ignore or even modify it, if it doesn't seem fit.

Property Values

Value Description
length To specify the optimal column width. The actual width may be wider or narrower than it.
auto If used, the browser determines the column width based on other properties(eg: column-count).


Specs Value
Name column-width
Value <length> | auto
Initial Value auto
Applies to non-replaced block level elements (except table elements), table cells and inline block elements
Javascript syntax"10px"
Inherited No
Computed Value The absolute length, zero or larger.
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