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Re: [CSS2.1] Table-layout: fixed

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:10:08 -0700
Message-ID: <48DAE4F0.5050509@inkedblade.net>
To: Saloni Mira Rai <salonir@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Saloni Mira Rai wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>  
> 
> Table-layout: fixed in CSS 2.1 spec is inconsistent with all current 
> browser behavior.
> 
> From section 17.5.2.1
> 
> “If a subsequent row has more columns than the greater of the number 
> determined by the table-column elements and the number determined by the 
> first row, then additional columns must not be rendered. When using 
> 'table-layout: fixed', authors should not omit columns from the first row.”
> 
> None of the browsers actually omit additional columns in tables.
> 
> If table width is auto, all additional columns are rendered.
> 
> If table width has a value other than auto, then additional columns are 
> rendered but space is distributed as needed.
> 
> Therefore we propose changing the wording in the spec from
> 
> “…then additional columns must not be rendered”
> 
> To
> 
> “…then additional columns may not be rendered”

We probably need to add something saying that their width and their
width's influence on the table width is undefined.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2008 01:10:52 GMT

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