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Re: [CSS21] rules="all" attribute specification and border-collapse property

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 10:49:18 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430905020149pfaa5029g419c136f88e9cd8e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gérard Talbot <info@gtalbot.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2009/5/2 Gérard Talbot <info@gtalbot.org>:
> Why Microsoft/IE Team keeps closing repeatedly bug 409470 [2]?
>
> If I define
> <style type="text/css">
> table {border-collapse: separate;}
> </style>
>
> and then specify
> <table border="4" rules="all"> [3]
> then I see no borders at all around each cells in IE 8 RTW and
> Microsoft/IE Team keeps saying that this is by design, that the spec isn't
> clear enough, that other browsers do the same, etc..

Both the total absence of border and the collapsing border model are bugs.
This because even if UA style had table[rules=all] {border-collapse:collapse; }
author style should be able to override with border-collapse:separate;

> ---------------
>
>> if you want the separated border model with
> @rules=all, you should set it explicitly in your stylesheet.
>
> Giovanni, this is exactly and precisely what I did [3] 4 months ago with
> IE 8 RC1 when filing bug 409470 [2]. And I was replied
>
> "
> We will revisit this when one of the following are met:
> - The specifications clearly define how to act in this situation
> (...)
> "

The specification clearly defines that author stylesheets override
user agent stylesheets. So IE8 has a bug.

> regards, Gérard
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155507
> [2]
> https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=409470
> [3]
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/MSIE8Bugs/TableRulesAll-BCSeparate.html
>
>
>

Giovanni
Received on Saturday, 2 May 2009 08:49:58 GMT

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