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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:42:56 -0800
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "\"Rainer ┼hlfors\"" <rahlfors@wildcatsoftware.net>, mongolie2006-w3c@yahoo.fr
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To: Simetrical <simetrical@gmail.com>

On Dec 30, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Simetrical wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what point you are trying to make here. I don't think  
>> we can
>> just guess at which columns styling is more important to individual  
>> authors
>> of individual projects, but we CAN make the rules unambiguous.
>
> Of course.  The question is which set of unambiguous rules to choose.
> Considering a cell to be in all the columns it's logically in seemed
> more natural to me than considering it to be in only the first.  As I
> said, though, I don't think it makes a big difference, since I can't
> see a use-case where you'd care.

Inheriting values from one column (the first) would be much simpler  
than inheriting from all that it might be stretched across. And since  
use cases for inheriting from all columns don't matter, then I prefer  
simplicity.
Received on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 20:43:34 GMT

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