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Re: Inheritance of column attributes

From: David Seibert <seibert@hep.physics.mcgill.ca>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 10:18:07 -0500 (EST)
To: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: "Scott E. Preece" <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.960125100533.7333A-100000@prism.physics.mcgill.ca>
Why should column attributes be inherited over row attributes?  I don't 
think it makes sense to set a fixed preference for either.  An ideal 
style sheet proposal would let the author of the document determine which 
takes precedence on a table-by-table basis, rather than fixing it 
arbitrarily.  It wouldn't be much harder to do this than to support 
either fixed-precedence option, so this should certainly be a feature of 
more advanced versions of CSS.

David

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