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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-tables] Please add table-span

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:13:18 +0000
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1. When someone starts from "CSS should be able to reproduce this HTML functionality", trying to append "and it should also do this vastly more complicated version of that" isn't very helpful.  At best it would significantly slow down the effort to harmonize HTML and CSS functionality; at worst it would kill it entirely, as people give up on it for being too complicated.

2. Your suggested functionality has no connection whatsoever to HTML's table spans. HTML spans are about a single element stretching across more than one row and/or column, exactly like Grid spans. Yours seems to be about, somehow, multiple elements merging together, (a) in some non-rectangular fashion and (b) merging their contents in some unspecified fashion as well.

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