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RE: [CSS2.1] Column property limitations

From: Jack Smiley <zxcv_890@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:28:48 -0700
Message-ID: <SNT106-W49F2E6B8D6DB9CD9196ACCB6620@phx.gbl>
To: <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: <www-style@w3.org>
Thanks Boris for the reference (which I sheepishly admit I should have been able to find myself with a more judicious Google search). This one of those obvious questions that I was quite sure had been asked/addressed already, but whose answer is quite a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. 

> Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:10:58 -0700
> From: bzbarsky@MIT.EDU
> To: zxcv_890@hotmail.com
> CC: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [CSS2.1] Column property limitations
> 
> 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.
> 
> -Boris
 		 	   		  
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