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

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:42:48 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200506221942.j5MJgm402614@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> But it would be better to remove the restriction on properties you can 
> set on table columns.

This would have no effect as nothing inherits from the column elements
and column elements cannot have foreground content.

If you wanted to do this sort of thing, what I think you would need
is a new colour keyword, e.g. "column", which you would use on the
table cells and which would reflect the colour property of the 
relevant column.  I suspect it would also require the generation of
virtual column type elements when a table cell or header type 
element was used without a column type element (I use "type" because
I don't want to check the proper display property values).

Widths are special because every cell in a column has to have the
same width for table formatting to make sense.
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