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Re: text-align property for columns (once again)

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:12:02 -0700
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EDE5C29A-F15F-41B3-85B8-5C3E9DC79E6A@gmail.com>
To: Reg Me Please <regmeplease@gmail.com>

On Apr 9, 2009, at 9:03 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:

>> CSS can be extended this way: columns CAN BE parents of cells (just  
>> like
>> rows are), despite their position in the syntax tag flow.
>> I think that once you accept this concept, everything can fit.
> Everything about how CSS selects items to style them assumes one  
> parent per element. If you think that it is so important to parse  
> additional style information from a backwards, goofy, ill-conceived  
> tag, rather than use a more reasonable method, then you are free to  
> write your own browser to do so. Because I don't think anyone else  
> is at all likely to do so without significant reason, which you have  
> not presented.

I'm sorry if that sounded harsh. Your comments and viewpoints are  
welcome. But this particular point about COL style is a nonstarter,  
due to the basic nature of CSS and HTML (and other markup languages in  
Received on Thursday, 9 April 2009 16:12:40 UTC

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