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

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:49:36 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c801050622094935feebac@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Shouldn't the solution closely match the congnitive map that people
use in their head? They don't style nth-child's, they style columns.
This kind of thing is why a lot of people have trouble initially with
CSS and even non-intially.

Orion Adrian

On 6/22/05, Kris@meridian-ds.com <Kris@meridian-ds.com> wrote:
> > The only valid properties for table-column type elements
> > <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-CSS21-20050613/tables.html#q4">17.3
> > Columns</a> are 'border', 'background',  'width',  and 'visibility'.
> > Additionally these elements should support 'color', and the various
> > 'text', 'font' and 'align' properties. All of the supported properties
> >I agree these should/must be supported.
> >As we move away from tables being used for layout and start using tables
> for
> >their intended purpose which is to display data, CSS2.1 and (X)HTML
> quickly
> >prove inadequate. Try highlighting a column in a table and you find the
> code
> >required bloated, complex and unintuitive. How much easier would it be to
> >change the columns colour property?
> >
> >Tables by their nature consist of elements grouped by columns. These
> element
> >properties will have to be supported at some point so let's get the ball
> >rolling :-)
> Can't you just use an :nth-child for tds in a tr?
> tr:nth-child(1) {
>   background-color:#lime;
> }
> Just specificy what you want the colors to be inside of nth-child, and move
> on with life.  This should allow you to color any column you please.
> Course, the requires nth-child support but yeah... css will do it with
> ease.
> Kris
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