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Re: Fwd: [CSS21] properties for table-column (In HTML: COL) & table-column-group (In HTML: COLGROUP) items.

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 19:16:29 -0500
Message-ID: <42C5DCDD.9000307@mit.edu>
To: Paul Duncan <paul.duncan@marketpipe.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Paul Duncan wrote:
> Tables by their nature consist of elements grouped by columns.

This is exactly NOT what HTML tables consist of, actually.  They consist of 
elements grouped by rows.  Since CSS is trying to express this, it too groups 
things by rows.

I suggest you read Ian Hickson's excellent weblog entry on why CSS has these 
limitations on table columns [1] before suggesting that people "get the ball 
rolling" without having any idea where you want it to roll.


[1] http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1070385285&count=1
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