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Re: Alignment Inheritance in HTML 4.01 Tables

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:43:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1112010042140.2514@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 1 Dec 2011, Christian Roth wrote:
> 
> There has never been an answer to this question (at least, I couldn't 
> find it in the archives, [1]), and there is also no Errata entry on this 
> for HTML 4.01.
> 
> The question was raised more than 10 years ago. Am I to assume that 
> indeed 'style' is meant to be inherited as the spec says (see fantasai's 
> example above) and all current (as of Nov. 2011) browsers I tested this 
> with get it wrong?

This is fixed in the contemporary HTML specification. There's no longer 
any "inheritance" of attributes on <table>. In particular, style="" 
definitely is not inherited in this manner.

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