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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-tables] table-wrapper box and captions

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:09:47 +0000
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Here's some notes from the CSS2.1 cycle that I found with a quick search:
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Nov/0278.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Sep/0001.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Sep/0186.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jun/0404.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2007JulSep/0089.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2005AprJun/0149.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2005AprJun/0145.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2005AprJun/0144.html
- https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2005AprJun/0139.html

The spec used to define captions as having the table's parent as their containing block, and being sized that way. IIRC, for Web-compat reasons we had to change that. You can get the old behavior in the `top-outside` and `bottom-outside` keywords defined in a note and implemented in Mozilla, which had implemented captions per spec originally. Note that in non-Web publishing, having captions outside the width of the table is quite common.

Not sure if that helps resolve the issue, but I figured I'd add some background info on the current situation. :)

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