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Re: Column text color

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:56:09 +0100
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*Michael Day*:
>
>> 2) Allow columns to be introduced explicitly via CSS, probably as a
>> pseudo-class - such as td:column( n ) - and let this pseudo-element do
>> the proper counting that accounts for colspan.
>
> There is a subtle distinction here between a :column pseudo-class and a
>::column pseudo-element, which will affect the way this works.

Whether it would be a pseudo-class or -element, you had to introduce the same
for rows, because there may be XML applications to be styled by CSS, that form
tables column-wise and not row by row, e.g.:

  <table>
    <col><td>A</td><td>B</td></col>
    <col><td>C</td><td>D</td></col>
  </table>

  A | C
  --+--
  B | D

Actually, I wish XHTML allowed both.
Received on Friday, 12 December 2003 08:56:38 GMT

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