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Re: [CSS21] Issue 236 - does 'text-decoration' propagate into tables?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:30:16 -0800
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110304173016.GA15047@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2011-03-04 09:36 +0100, Anton Prowse wrote:
> On 04/03/2011 04:15, fantasai wrote:
> >On 10/19/2010 05:56 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
> >>Section 16.3.1 says that text-decoration on blocks is propagated to
> >>block-level in-flow descendants. I'm trying to figure out what this
> >>means for whether text-decoration on an element outside a table is
> >>propagated into the contents of the table.
> >>
> >>(The wording in the confidential editor's draft is rather different,
> >>but doesn't make much of a difference on this question.)
> >>
> >>As far as I can tell, CSS 2.1 never defines the term "in-flow".
> >>
> >>If "in-flow" is intended to refer to the definition of "normal
> >>flow", then tables are not in-flow.
> How so?  The table wrapper box is either block-level or
> inline-level, right?  Moreover, so are the table box and table
> caption box.  So text-decoration should be propagated into captions.

Sorry, I should have said "then the contents of tables are not
in-flow relative to the parent of the table".  But otherwise the
point stands, as you note below.

> But the internal table boxes are neither block-level nor
> inline-level and hence are not in the normal flow.  (Which does
> indeed mean that the spec needs a sweep to look for places where
> "out of flow" mistakenly assumes the meaning of "floated or
> absolutely positioned", something which I think is quite possible.)
> Hence text-decoration should not be propagated to tabular content.

Well, "Hence" under the assumption of "in-flow" meaning "in the
normal flow".


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