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[CSS21] WD 07 Dec. 2010: section 17.5.2.1 Fixed table layout: when table 'width' is wider than sum of columns width

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:42:10 -0800
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Hello,

"
The width of the table is then the greater of the value of the 'width'
property for the table element and the sum of the column widths (plus cell
spacing or borders). If the table is wider than the columns, the extra
space should be distributed over the columns.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#fixed-table-layout

How exactly the extra space is going to be distributed over the columns is
not clear. I wish the words "equally distributed among the columns" would
replace that part of the last sentence:

Actual:
If the table is wider than the columns, the extra space should be
distributed over the columns.

Proposed replacement:
If the table is wider than the columns, then the extra space should be
equally distributed among the columns.

Each column should get the exact same chunk of the total extra space.

regards, Gérard
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