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Re: [CSS21] Proposal for a replacement for section 17.2.1 (table anonymous objects)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:19:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4B82D8B4.7030107@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
So it's been 9 months since I put in a proposal here [1].  Arron 
responded on behalf of Microsoft with some quite valid criticism of the 
wording details and some mistakes in the logic [2] and there was some 
discussion about whether it's better to change how display computes for 
kids of table-column and table-column-group elements or to discard the 
relevant kids in spite of them having a computed display != none.  Then 
there was a decision made at some point to defer this to domain experts 
or something, if I recall correctly, but I can't find the mail saying that.

I'm happy to make edits to address the issues Arron raised.  I think it 
makes more sense to leave the column behavior as-is instead of changing 
display computation; at least in Gecko's case it's more efficient to 
implement it that way than by changing the computed display value. 
Other implementors should chime in on this, of course.

Past that, what needs to happen to make this move forward? 
http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-109 and 
http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-110 seem to be on my plate if I 
read the notation correctly, and the above proposal was meant to address 
those issues... but now it seems to be blocked on something, and I can't 
tell what.

-Boris

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009May/0213.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jul/0099.html
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