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Re: border-collapse conflicts and other topics

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 10:10:23 +0100
Message-ID: <39741EFF.226@richinstyle.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
fantasai wrote:
> 
> Re: Hidden Borders
> 
>   <BLOCKQUOTE cite=[CSS2:17.6.3]>
>   *hidden
>      Same as 'none', but in the collapsing border model, also
>       inhibits any other border (see the section on border conflicts).
>   </BLOCKQUOTE>
> 
>   Seeing as the width of a border affects the width/height of the
>   cell (or the table), why are hidden borders treated as none (without
>   a width)?

Because rather than hidden, the value would be better named 'never'.

> If I decided to put a border on :hover, the contents would
>   bounce around every time I moved the mouse, no?

There is no requirement to support dynamic reflow.

>   By the way, if a table row is over-constrained (all widths, paddings,
>   and borders are specified, including the table width), what gives?

The table algorithm used by the UA decides.

> Re: Border Conflict Resolution
> 
>   <BLOCKQUOTE cite=[CSS2:17.6.2]>
>   4.If border styles differ only in color, then a style set on a cell
>     wins over one on a row, which wins over a row group, column, column
>     group and, lastly, table.
>   </BLOCKQUOTE>
> 
>   What happens if the border styles are both set on individual cells?

See two (at least) previous posts on this omission.

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