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[Bug 11474] New: col and colgroup should have global attributes applied

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Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 10:19:43 +0000
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           Summary: col and colgroup should have global attributes applied
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: jmichae3@yahoo.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

currently, browsers only apply background-color and maybe background-image css
to col and colgroup elements.  I don't know if this is the place for this, but
I think it would be proper for col and colgroup to at *least* have a class and
a style attribute, and other "on..." events associated with the global

also, MUCH more CSS (all?) needs to be applied to the col and colgroup
elements, with the reasoning that whatever you can do with the tr element, you
should be able to do with the col and colgroup elements.  

(so what is the difference between col and colgroup anyway if they are only
going to do backgrounds?)  

I think col and colgroup could be much more powerful if they were given full
access to theglobal attributes and css.  and I think there should also be new
"row" and "rowgroup" elements as well to match, rows having higher priority.

If you had a red row and green col in a cross formation, I would think that the
center would be red, unless the cell in the center has its own overriding

I suspect this is also a problem with lower versions of HTML as well, so there
needs to be some browser correction across the board.

I have had problems with IE8, webkit, and firefox, so I figured something must
be wrong with the specification(?).

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