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Re: colspan doubt

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:58:34 -0800
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <v0313030ab4881cb6153b@[134.79.129.61]>
All you need to know is that column boundaries extend straight from top
to bottom -- they do not move (CSS notwithstanding). So you can have:

  +-------+-------+-------+
  |  =1   |  =1   |  =1   |  (33%, 34%, 33%)
  +-------+-------+-------+
  |  =1   |      =2       |  (33%, 67%)
  +-------+-------+-------+
  |  =1   |  =1   |  =1   |
  +-------+-------+-------+
but you can NOT have:
  +-------+-------+-------+
  |  =1   |  =1   |  =1   |
  +-------+---+---+-------+
  |   =1.5    |   =1.5    | <--no no no, sorry, can't do that!
  +-------+---+---+-------+
  |  =1   |  =1   |  =1   |
  +-------+-------+-------+
unless you actually do it like this:
  +-------+---+---+-------+
  |  =1   |  =2   |  =1   |  (33%, 17%+17%=34%, 33%)
  +-------+---+---+-------+
  |    =2     |     =2    |  (50%, 50%)
  +-------+---+---+-------+
  |  =1   |  =2   |  =1   |
  +-------+---+---+-------+

To put it another way, you can only have INTEGER colspans (and rowspans).


-Walter
Received on Thursday, 23 December 1999 13:57:40 GMT

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