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RE: HTML vs. CSS on the <table>

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 18:56:59 -0500
Message-ID: <410-220043230235659875@mindspring.com>
To: "Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com" <Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com>, www-style@w3.org

> [Original Message]
> From: <Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com>
> For example, consider a hypothetical


> This would allow row/column styling trivially via constructs such as


Except explicitly giving the cell indices for every single cell
is not trivial. 

For real tables, the use of colspan and rowspan outside of the
header cells is rare.  There are almost always better ways
to layout non-tabular content on a grid than tables if one is
using CSS.  That's one reason why a solution that requires
empty cells as placeholders for cells that use rowspan
and colspan doesn't bother me too much.
Received on Tuesday, 30 March 2004 19:00:43 UTC

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