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Re: [CSS2.1] Yet another white-space issue with anonymous table objects

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 20:52:20 -0400
Message-ID: <49B5B9C4.8020304@mit.edu>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Brad Kemper wrote:
> I can imagine a reason: because the HTML source is in proper semantic 
> order, but not in ideal order for the design, or there are many 
> alternate style sheets for the same general HTML, and you want to move 
> the middle block, perhaps even move it off screen, or have it appear to 
> the right as a sort of tool tip when you hover over the body.
> I think it is a reasonable expection that the two table cells act like 
> siblings and that a div stuck between them does not act as a defacto 
> "new row" marker. 

For what it's worth, that's not the behavior in any of Gecko, Webkit, or 
Presto.  I won't comment on whether it's what the spec expects, since my 
point was that the spec is completely unclear on the matter.  I _can_ 
tell you that implementing the behavior you suggest would be quite a bit 
of a pain in Gecko...  I can't speak to other CSS implementations.

In any case, the concept of "sibling" as used in section 17.2.1 really 
needs a rigorous definition.

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