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[CSS21] Table Column Group Widths

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:28:46 -0700
Message-ID: <48E3EB8E.7060903@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

I was reviewing Gabriele's tests, this one in particular:
   http://www.css-zibaldone.com/test/tables/table-reflow-021.xht

CSS2.1 leaves the influence of width on column groups and columns
undefined for auto-width tables. But it also leaves undefined
whether the width on a column group is interpreted as per-{column
inside the column group} or per-{column-group box}. Even assuming
that table columns always get the width they specify (which should
be true if the cells are all empty), the rendering of this testcase
is undefined.

The only place width on columns is defined is here:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#columns

It says

   #  The following properties apply to column and column-group
   #  elements:
   # ...
   # 'width'
   #    The 'width' property gives the minimum width for the column.

I propose changing that to

   |    The 'width' property gives the minimum width for each column
   |    associated with the element.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2008 21:29:30 GMT

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