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Re: CSS: %% length unit. Proposal. Some clarifications.

From: Anne van Kesteren (fora) <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 07:41:08 +0200
Message-ID: <409F15F4.5040105@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, www-style@w3.org

> Would you guys come up with some consensus? What sucks and what is worst?

Let I put it this way. The work done on CSS Tables can't be undone. It 
was done for backwards compatibility with the HTML Table model back then 
and now it is too late to change it.

> Personally, I understand the idea of tables as I've implemeted table layout
> also.
> I can say that table-* display styles logicaly conflicts with CSS box model.

It doesn't conflict. Other rules apply, that's all.

> Mozilla rendering  of
> <p style="display: table; white-space: nowrap;">
>    <span style="display: table-cell">from:</span>
>    <input type="text" style="display: table-cell;width: 100%;">
> </p>
> is just wrong! Following standard width of <input> must be equal to width of
> <P>.

Maybe you should reread the specification.

> Seems like Mozilla is using %% units for that :))) Wohoo!!!

Perhaps you understand now why your proposal isn't needed at all.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 10 May 2004 02:06:18 UTC

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