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Re: starting a new table row

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:20:11 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0906171020k537381e5rd951f0e5ecfa7670@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Brad Kemper<brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Jun 17, 2009, at 8:51 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>
> I suggested this in February of this year:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Feb/0522.html
>
> display:table-row-start would make the element act like a table-cell,
> but force the generation of a new anonymous table-row box.
>
> I dislike having more and more different display values, especially one that
> is almost, but not quite, identical to another.  I would prefer a new value
> for 'clear' that affected rows instead of floats.
> .my_table_structure > div { display: table-cell }
> .my_table_structure > div:nth-of-type(4n+1) { clear:row; }

This seems to be fundamentally a better idea.  I support it.

> Perhaps this sort of clearing could even be applied to an element in the
> contents of a table cell, to force its nearest table-cell ancestor into a
> new row.

Works for me.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 17:21:08 GMT

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