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[CSS21] WD 07 Dec. 2010: section 17.6.1 The separated borders model and width of table

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:09:37 -0800
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Hello,

"
The width of the table is the distance from the left inner padding edge to
the right inner padding edge (including the border spacing but excluding
padding and border).
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#separated-borders

I think there is an error in that sentence... otherwise "left inner
padding edge" and "right inner padding edge" would need to be defined,
clarified, identified. Note that "inner padding edge" is not defined
anywhere.

[Addendum: ... unless border-spacing is more internal than table
padding... unless table padding surrounds border-spacing of external
cells... but again the diagram does not show this, does not demonstrate
this.]

I think it should be instead

"
The width of the table is the distance from the left inner padding edge to
the right inner padding edge (including the border spacing but excluding
table border).
"


I also think that this diagram

http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/images/tbl-spacing.png

may be correct but it disservices the careful reader. It would be much
better if
a) the table padding area was identified separately, apart from
border-spacing
b) the table horizontal padding area was identified on the diagram
c) if the table had a non-zero padding value
We would be able to figure out more easily what that quoted sentence
refers to or could mean actually.

The diagram is not useful, not helpful in illustrating/identifying out
what's the inner padding edge, right inner padding edge.

What am I missing?

regards, Gérard
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