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Re: [CSS21][17.5.2.1 Fixed table layout] Imprecise sentence; editorial improvement proposed

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:06:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4F149F53.7030907@moonhenge.net>
To: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
CC: www-style@gtalbot.org
On 21/11/2011 17:33, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> Le Jeu 17 novembre 2011 15:06, "Gérard Talbot" a écrit :
>> Hello,
>>
>> I believe there is a sentence in section 17.5.2.1 which is not clear and
>> not precise.
>>
>>   # The width of the table is then the greater of the value of the 'width'
>>   # property for the table element and the sum of the column widths (plus cell
>>   # spacing or borders).
>> 17.5.2.1 Fixed table layout
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#fixed-table-layout
>>
>> What to change and how?
>>
>> "(plus cell spacing or borders)": I think this is imprecise and not clear.
>>
> The width of a CSS table is the distance from the left inner padding edge
> to the right inner padding edge (including the border spacing but
> excluding table padding and table borders).
>
> But the width of an HTML<table>  is the distance from the left border edge
> to the right border edge.
>
> The "(plus cell spacing or borders)" avoids getting into details and is
> very loose. It should at least identify the borders as the table borders.

Gérard, this is being tracked at 
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15577

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Monday, 16 January 2012 22:06:55 GMT

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