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Column text color

From: Sandy Smith <ssmith@forumone.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 14:18:54 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <4CD996CA-25C5-11D8-BDE2-000393874AC2@forumone.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Jason Lefkowitz <jlefkowitz@forumone.com>

In response to Ian Hixie's post in:


This is a total off-the-top-of-my-head idea but what about building in 
a CSS accessor for the TD element's "header" property? That way as a 
table cell is being evaluated, a property like:

td::header#myColumn { color: red }

...would take precedence over any definition for a TR element.

So you wouldn't be able to use the COL element, but a similar property 
of header might work--the problem would be to work out which took 
precedence if two headers applied. In other words, you could fake it.

I couldn't find any such thing in a quick scan of the specs, but 
perhaps this will spark something in someone with deeper knowledge.

Sandy Smith, Senior Programmer
Forum One Communications, Inc.
tel. 703-548-1855 x28
Received on Friday, 5 December 2003 05:13:38 UTC

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