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

From: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:16:01 +0100
Message-ID: <54778681.4090204@gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style@w3.org
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On 11/27/2014 08:20 PM, Simon Sapin wrote:
> 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?
> 

I would at least use "MUST" rather than "SHOULD", given the web compat
constraints.

HTH
Ms2ger
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