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Re: [CSS2.1] col attributes: XHTML and CSS inconsistency?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:41:37 -0500
Message-ID: <20081230144137.w8q63rduvow0404s@webmail.mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Quoting "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>:

>> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>> Quoting Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>:
>>> But the whole range of styling possibilities would apply to td:nth- 
>>> col(), if I am following this correctly. Right? That's kind of the 
>>> whole idea?
>> I'd think so, yes.
> If :nth-col can apply the full range of styling (not just the standard
> 4 attributes), then why can't we just move this functionality into
> <col>?

I guess you could similarly ask why the table-* display types exist at all,

Because not everything on the web is HTML, and not everything that is a 
table is a semantic table.
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