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    The column-count CSS property describes the number of columns of the element.

    • Initial value auto
    • Applies to non-replaced block elements (except table elements), table-cell or inline-block elements
    • Inherited no
    • Media visual
    • Computed value as specified
    • Animatable yes, as an integer
    • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


    Formal syntax: <number> | auto
    column-count: 3;
    column-count: auto;


    Is a keyword indicating that the number of columns should be determined by other CSS properties, like column-width.
    Is a strictly positive <integer> describing the ideal number of columns into which the content of the element will be flowed. If the column-width is also set to a non-auto value, it merely indicates the maximum allowed number of columns.


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    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Multi-column Layout Module
    The definition of 'column-count' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes)-webkit 1.5 (1.8)-moz 10 11.1 3.0 (522)-webkit
    on display: table-caption (Yes) 37 (37) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.8)-moz (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    on display: table-caption (Yes) 37.0 (37) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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