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Re: colgroups

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-style-0003@earth.li>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 10:01:53 +0000 (UTC)
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At 2001-06-01T12:10+0300, Manos Batsis wrote:-

> Can the colgroup element be styled as "display:block;"
> Doesn't seem to work for me...

It certainly can, but whether it will do what you want is another matter.
HTML UAs are allowed to ignore the display property[1], and are not
required to apply the full CSS table model[2]; but assuming you don't
change the value of the display property on any other HTML table elements,
what I _think_ will happen in a UA that chooses to apply the CSS rules is
this:-

1. The colgroup elements will generate anonymous table cell elements
around themselves.

2. These will in turn generate a single anonymous table row.

That is, you end up with an extra table row, which probably won't be
enormously interesting, since colgroup can contain only col, which is
empty.


Tim Bagot

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#anonymous-boxes
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visuren.html#display-prop
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