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[Bug 17135] New: Border vagueness in definition of table height and in layout algorithms

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Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 12:28:36 +0000
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           Summary: Border vagueness in definition of table height and in
                    layout algorithms
           Product: CSS
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS Level 2
        AssignedTo: bert@w3.org
        ReportedBy: antonsforums@yahoo.co.uk
         QAContact: public-css-bugzilla@w3.org

Reported by Anton Prowse
There is a general class of issues regarding the fact that the automatic, fixed
and height layout algorithms desperately try to be agnostic to the particular
borders model being used, but do not satisfactorily succeed.

i) (Fixed table layout) talks vaguely about borders.  In the case of
the the collapsed borders model, is it referring to the border lumps made up of
cell and column borders?  (See also Bug 17133.)  In the case of the the
separated borders model, there are no column borders to consider; are the cell
borders accounted for when determining the column widths (since columns contain
cell borders in this borders model)?  Cf. Bug 15460

ii) (Automatic table layout) also talks vaguely about borders. In the
case of the separated borders model columns are supposed to contain cell
borders, yet that doesn't seem to be the case here unless the "minimum cell
width" in steps 2 and 3 of the column width calculation refers to outer width;
this would be in contrast with how that term is defined in step 1.  It looks as
if the algorithm is simply assuming the collapsed borders model.

iii) 17.6.2 (Collapsing border model) doesn't talk about horizontal borders
(other than table top and table bottom) and 17.5.3 (Table height algorithms)
merely says:
  # A value of 'auto' means that the [table] height is the sum of
  # the row heights plus any cell spacing or borders.
More explanation might be needed here.

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Bug description:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jan/1016.html (Issue 6 b,c,d)

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