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

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 01:24:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4429C5BF.1020407@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Mike Bremford <mike-css@bfo.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
The CSS table-* properties do not describe the HTML table behaviour. 
There are many differences of the kind that you describe.


~Grauw

Mike Bremford schreef:
>
> 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
>
>


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