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Re: CSS and Tables (possibly more)

From: Etan Wexler <etanwexler@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 15:29:07 -0800
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
To: Graves LCpl Phillip A <GravesPA@IIMEF.USMC.MIL>
Message-Id: <A95609B2-21FA-11D8-B12D-000502CB1B77@comcast.net>

Phillip Graves ("Graves LCpl Phillip A") wrote to 
<mailto:www-talk@w3.org> on 21 July 2003 in "CSS and Tables (possibly 
more)" (<mid:16AA3A5F03C6BA47A60B93A80A394FBB2D4944@lejeune.usmc.mil>) 
wrote:

> Although I don't particularly like them, I was asked to use them in a 
> webpage for an overhaul, and I was wondering since they're designed to 
> increase consistency over your pages, why aren't CSS shortcuts 
> included for table formatting?

The www-talk list is "for technical discussion among those developing 
World Wide Web software". 
(<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-talk>).

If you want to criticize or augment CSS specifications, the www-style 
list is the place to send messages (<mailto:www-style@w3.org>).

For how-to questions, an appropriate forum would be the CSS authoring 
newsgroup (<news:comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets>), 
css-discuss (<http://css-discuss.incutio.com/>), and so on.

With that said, let's address your question.

CSS level 2, which reached W3C Recommendation status in 1998, includes 
an entire chapter on table formatting:

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html

CSS level 2.1, intended to supersede level 2, keeps a revision of that 
chapter:

http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html

I believe that these chapters and the properties defined in them 
provide the "shortcuts" which you are seeking.

If there's a problem in implementation of the CSS table model, that's 
an issue to raise with the vendors.

-- 
Etan Wexler.
Received on Friday, 28 November 2003 18:38:16 GMT

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