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Re: CSS2.1: Unresolved Table Issues

From: Bernd Mielke <bernd.mielke@snafu.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:30:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3D653B6E.1000006@snafu.de>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>


I agree especially with the table background proposal, which would make 
this section at least implementable. IMHO, this is currently not the 
case. I see huge need here to fix the spec and a proposal which would 
perform as required. As I understand, currently IE and mozilla use a 
inheritance model for painting table backgrounds which contradicts the 
spec. If the w3c does not improve the quality of the spec really soon, 
there are good reasons to continue this, because one cannot implement a 
ambiguous spec.

As heartily as I support the background proposal I oppose the fixed 
layout width proposal. Opera and mozilla implement this as required by 
the spec, so there are two interoperable implementations. I think the 
following message would be a desaster:  as soon as you implement 
correctly the spec, we will change it. Further it would create two 
meanings of width:auto depending on the layout method which can't be 
good. So I would rather prefer a new width property which would allow 
the tables to stretch as blocks independent of the layout method. And 
this should go to CSS3 as the spec is now quite clear and implementable 
at this section.

Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 05:01:48 UTC

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