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Re: Proposal: :column pseudo-class

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 15:02:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507021500560.11931@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Laurens Holst wrote:
> 
> I hereby propose a :column pseudo-class, which I think would be the best 
> possible way to resolve the problem that it is currently impossible to 
> reliably select a column.
> 
> The :column pseudo-class is effective on elements with display type
> table-cell or table-column or table-column-group only.

The cascade happens before layout. You don't know an element's display 
type at the time you are doing selector matching.

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