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Re: cellspacing

From: <MWhisman@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 14:57:42 EST
Message-ID: <d85e221b.36966336@aol.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
> does anybody here know the keywords to specify cellspacing for a table?
> i've tried cellspacing, cell-spacing, spacing, etc, and nothing has worked.

You're looking for border-spacing. Other CSS attributes that control tables
are: margin, border, and padding. These are "shorthand" for more specific
attributes, e.g. border-style. 

That confused me too. Yes, I now know the above keywords exist, but I wish CSS
had a "cell" keyword, such as cell-spacing, cell-padding, and cell-border
(shorthand like border). You have to dig in the specs to find it; it's not
immediately apparent.

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Received on Friday, 8 January 1999 14:59:01 UTC

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