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Re: CSS2.1 table-row heights / mbox archive?

From: Mike Bremford <mike-css@bfo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:51:16 +0100
Message-Id: <53F7313A-2256-4B4F-B23B-10026712D589@bfo.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Yes, it's using the strict layout rules. Here's the HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
   <style>
table { border:5px solid green; height:200px; font-size:20px; margin- 
bottom:10px }
td    { border:5px solid red }
   </style>
</head>
<body>
   <table id="table1">
    <tr style="height:50px"><td>Cell1</td></tr>
    <tr style="height:50px"><td>Cell2</td></tr>
   </table>
   <table id="table2">
    <tr style="height:70%"><td>Cell1</td></tr>
    <tr style="height:30%"><td>Cell2</td></tr>
   </table>
</body>
</html>

* With "table1", the rows are expanded to fill the table even though  
their height and that of the table are lengths - http://www.w3.org/TR/ 
CSS21/tables.html#height-layout

* With "table2", the percentage heights on the rows are used, even  
though the specification says they should be ignored - same link as  
above, second paragraph.

This was tested in Safari 2.0, Firefox 1.5 and Opera 8.5.

Cheers... Mike

On 28 Mar 2006, at 05:28, Bernd wrote:

> Mike Bremford wrote:
>
>> Moreover, the phrase "Percentage heights on table cells, table  
>> rows,  and table row groups compute to 'auto'" from the next  
>> paragraph also  doesn't match the behaviour, at least not for a  
>> table-row. They're  used as an indication of how to distribute the  
>> difference between a  tables specified height and the minimum  
>> height required to contain  all the rows.
>>
> You are sure that you look at documents with  strict doctypes?  
> Otherwise you will trigger the quirks mode rendering (http:// 
> developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Mozilla's_Quirks_Mode) which gives   
> the people what they "want" in a not standard compliant way, but it  
> pretty often works cross browser.
>
>
> Bernd
Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 09:51:26 GMT

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