W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > June 2007

Re: Stylings only possible with Tables

From: James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:24:40 -0700
Message-ID: <467DABB8.7020303@cox.net>
To: www-style@w3.org



Raul Dias wrote:
> I agree with what you said.
> 
> My point is that removing the phrase below from the 2.1 definition about
> % heights (10.5) already provides developers to acomplish this in a
> clean way.  Not the best way (no grouping), but a clean path to start
> (and the implementation is already ready for current renders).
> 
> 	If the height of the containing block is not specified 
> 	explicitly (i.e., it depends on content height), and this 
> 	element is not absolutely positioned, the value computes to 
> 	'auto'.
> 
> - Raul Dias
> 
> 
Maybe I'm not understanding, but this would only allow the content height to 
control the height of the containing block. If the contents of similar blocks 
are the same heights, the blocks would have the same heights. But, if the 
contents have different heights (the problem several developers have mentioned), 
then their heights would not match. What seems to be requested is that 
developers / designers want some way to make heights / widths match, even when 
they are not within the same block and do not have identical content sizes.

-- 
James Elmore
22162 Windward Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Home	(949) 830-9534
Email	James.Elmore@cox.net
Received on Saturday, 23 June 2007 23:24:50 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:51 GMT