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Re: Adaptive Size Determination / Formating Using Tables Considered Harmful

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 15:36:38 -0700
Message-Id: <3CEF61E9-BCAA-4DD4-B65F-28F93594BD21@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net>
James Elmore wrote:

> There is no other HTML / XHTML element which can automatically  
> resize contained elements (or their margins / padding) so the  
> elements appear all the same size. This ability is strictly  
> formatting and should logically be part of CSS. I would, therefore,  
> like to propose adding to CSS the ability to make sets of elements  
> conform to a common size.

Hi James, apologies if I'm simplifying your request, but I think  
you're looking for the table display values defined in CSS 2:

<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#q2>

display:
	table |
	inline-table |
	table-row |
	table-row-group |
	table-header-group |
	table-footer-group |
	table-column |
	table-column-group |
	table-cell |
	table-caption

Cheers,
James Craig
Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 22:39:49 GMT

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