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Re: [CSS2.1] Column property limitations

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:10:58 -0700
Message-ID: <4DEFBB32.20604@mit.edu>
To: Jack Smiley <zxcv_890@hotmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 6/8/11 10:13 AM, Jack Smiley wrote:
> Hi,
> Referring to section 17.3, I would like to know why the spec limits to
> only 4 (border, background, width, and visibility) the number of
> properties that can apply to the col and colgroup elements

See http://ln.hixie.ch/?count=1&start=1070385285

> It means that if I want to style
> a particular column with a particular font-family, for example, I have
> to resort to the cumbersome selectors

There have been proposals for column-like selectors (e.g 
"td::column(3)") to address this.

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