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Re: [css2] Fixed table layout: width distribution between non-auto columns

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:20:57 +0000
Message-ID: <54777999.3030005@exyr.org>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 27/11/14 18:00, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 11/27/14, 12:30 PM, Simon Sapin wrote:
>> This does not say *how* the space is distributed. I assumed it was
>> equally, but Firefox, Chromium, Safari and IE seem to have interop to
>> make it proportional to the widths of the columns “so far”.
>
> The web depends on this proportionality behavior.

Let’s make an errata to disambiguate the spec. Proposed change: replace

> If the table is wider than the columns, the extra space should be
> distributed over the columns.

with

> If the table is wider than the columns, the extra space should be
> distributed over the columns proportionally to the respective column widths.

Is this precise enough, or should the spec spell out the math?

-- 
Simon Sapin
Received on Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:21:24 UTC

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