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RE: Styling table columns--why so limited?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 17:27:01 +0000 (UTC)
To: Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404051725080.10470@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com wrote:
>
> Yes, indeed.  Pure CSS, as a tree-only model, allows for only row-level
> stylings.

And that is the problem that people want to have solved.


> If you want to allow simultaneous row- and column-level stylings, you
> can NOT think of rows and columns as objects - you HAVE to think of them
> as attributes.

But they can't be attributes, since you need to know attributes before the
cascade, and yet you don't know what is in what cell until after the
cascade.

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