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Re: border-radius

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:19:40 +0100
Message-ID: <48A0042C.7000602@inkedblade.net>
To: Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
CC: Nick_Hofstede@inventivegroup.com, www-style@w3.org

Brad Kemper wrote:
> 
> On Aug 10, 2008, at 9:17 PM, fantasai wrote:
> 
>> Nick_Hofstede@inventivegroup.com 
>> <mailto:Nick_Hofstede@inventivegroup.com> wrote:
>>> Could someone explain why it's impossible to apply border-radius to a 
>>> table element with border-collapse set to collapse?
>>> Why can't the border conflict resolution rules be updated with 
>>> something like: "If border styles only differ in border-radius, then 
>>> a style set on a cell wins over one on a row, which wins over a row 
>>> group, column, column group and, lastly, table."
>>
>> Added as ISSUE-55
>>  http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Tracker/issues/55
>>
>> I think border-radius should get ignored when applied to internal
>> table elements in border-collapse mode, but it makes sense for it
>> to apply to the table element itself.
> 
> Why not have TDs with border radii in which the straight, horizontal and 
> vertical parts of the borders can collapse into shared borders?

That gets complicated really fast. Border collapsed corners are
tricky enough to make pretty without having to worry about curved
corners. I can leave this explicitly undefined in the spec, but I
don't think it makes sense to define and require implementation
for this right now.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 11 August 2008 09:20:26 GMT

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