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RE: [CSS21] 17.4: properties on outer & inner table boxes

From: John Jansen <John.Jansen@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:51:39 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of fantasai
> Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 11:16 PM
> To: Peter Moulder; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [CSS21] 17.4: properties on outer & inner table boxes
> 
> On 11/04/2010 11:51 PM, Peter Moulder wrote:
> > In previous versions of CSS2.1, the outer table box was anonymous and
> > the
> > (inner) table box was considered the principal box generated by the table.
> > This made it reasonably clear that the outer table box's properties
> > (other margins, 'float' etc. as mentioned in 17.4) were all inherited
> > from the outer table box's parent box or at initial values, as per the
> > fourth-last paragraph of 9.2.1.1.
> >
> > Whereas in the Oct2010 editors' draft, the outer table box is the
> > principal box, implying that it's now the outer table box that gets
> > the background, borders and so on that were the computed values of the
> table element.
> 
> This is filed as CSS2.1 Issue 243:
>    http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-243
> 
> Proposal:
> 
> In 17.4 replace
> 
>    # The computed values of properties [...] on the table box are used on
>    # the table wrapper box instead of the table box. The table box uses
>    # the initial values for those properties.
> 
> with
> 
>    # The computed values of properties [...] on the table element are used
>    # on the table wrapper box and not the table box; all other values of
>    # non-inheritable properties are used on the table box and not the table
>    # wrapper box. (Where the table element's values are not used on the
> table
>    # and table wrapper boxes, the initial values are used instead.)
> 
> ~fantasai
> 
The CSSWG resolved to accept the above proposal from fantasai.

Please respond before 14 March, 2011 if you do not accept the current resolution.

-John Jansen
Received on Friday, 11 March 2011 21:52:13 GMT

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