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Re: [CSS21] 17.6.2 The collapsing border model

From: Mats Palmgren <mats.palmgren@bredband.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:23:30 +0200
Message-ID: <452BACE2.3050705@bredband.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> The working group considered that (some time ago) but decided that 
> interoperability was more important on layout issues like this (since lack 
> of interoperability could break pages in this case).


FYI, the three most widely used UAs (IE, Gecko, Opera) have
different layout for even the simplest of border-collapse tables
and *none* of them complies with CSS 2.1 in this respect.

I think the current text is a mistake and since UAs currently isn't
interoperable it's not to late to correct. It's fine for fixed table
layout where it makes sense to just look at the first row, but for
automatic table layout I think we should require UAs to consider all
borders and grow the margins as needed, as fantasai once suggested:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2003Mar/0003
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155955


Regards,
Mats Palmgren
Received on Tuesday, 10 October 2006 14:24:05 GMT

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