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Re: [CSS21] 17.6.2 The collapsing border model

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:14:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mats Palmgren <mats.palmgren@bredband.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610101613590.10343@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Mats Palmgren wrote:
> 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

That would make rendering tables significantly more expensive and the UA 
vendors on the working group were unanimously against such a requirement, 
if I recall correctly.

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