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Re: Proposal: :column pseudo-class

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 18:00:44 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010507021500bd05324@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

On 7/2/05, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 2005-07-02 13:59 -0400, Orion Adrian wrote:
> > On 7/2/05, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Couldn't this problem simply be solved by removing the presentational
> > attributes "colspan" and "rowspan".
> 
> No, that doesn't help at all with the problem Ian stated.
> 
> What would help is making the selectors select based on the underlying
> table semantics of the markup rather than select based on table
> 'display' values, as I've said already [1] in the series of threads in
> the past few days.
> 
> -David

Yeah. I'm not arguing with you there since I think display: table-*
should be taken out.

Orion Adrian
Received on Saturday, 2 July 2005 22:00:47 GMT

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