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RE: CSS1 and tables

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 14:59:13 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B908DC96@RED-MSG-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'David Perrell'" <davidp@earthlink.net>, www-style@w3.org
Unfortunately (and believe me, I do mean "unfortunately"), legacy
rendering disagrees with you quite strongly.  Try loading this in any
version of Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer:

<B>This is bold.
<TABLE><TR><TD>
This is not bold.
</TD></TR>
</TABLE>
This is bold again.
</B>

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Perrell [SMTP:davidp@earthlink.net]
> Sent:	Monday, October 06, 1997 1:08 PM
> To:	Chris Wilson (PSD); www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: CSS1 and tables
> 
> Chris Wilson wrote:
> 
> >...The choice we had was between
> >allowing inheritance of ANY rendering properties into tables (and
> >therefore, breaking the model we've had since the introduction of
> >tables, and breaking compatibility with millions of pages), and
> setting
> >up a set of internal rules that reset those rendering properties on
> >table cells.
> 
> Internal rules resetting properties? I can see why you'd be in a
> quandary
> over how to fit a table into a default stylesheet. There are no
> corresponding CSS1 properties for some of the HTML attributes. But a
> table
> inherits most of the font and text properties of its parent, doesn't
> it? Why
> would you need to override any inheritable properties except
> text-align and
> font-weight on TH and text-align on TD?
> 
> David Perrell
Received on Monday, 6 October 1997 18:08:40 GMT

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