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Re: [CSS21] section 17.5.3 of the CSS2.1 spec on "table height algorithms"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:25:17 -0500
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To: sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 4:37 AM, sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au> wrote:
> section 17.5.3 of the CSS2.1 spec on "table height algorithms"
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/tables.html#height-layout) states:
>
> "CSS 2.1 does not define how the height of table cells and table rows is
> calculated when their height is specified using percentage values."
>
> Why? Would it not be reasonable for the height of a row to be relative to
> the height of the table, height of a cell relative to height of its row or
> sum of the heights of the rows it spans? I know tables rows and cells don't
> share the containing block relationship that is used to calculate percentage
> heights normally, but this exception seems reasonable (noting the heights
> are only minimum heights)?
>
> You can take this a comment, I dont expect reply.

Often, "does not define" in CSS 2.1 means "browsers did all sorts of
crazy things, and we decided not to try and stabilize the behavior at
this time".

Your suggestions do seem reasonable, I think.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:26:12 GMT

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