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[Bug 11812] The align attribute on the td and th elements should be conforming

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Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:09:52 +0000
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--- Comment #5 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-03-21 08:09:52 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> <th align=right>Header for column whose data is mostly numbers (or that is the
> rightmost column in some designs)</th>

Note that :first-child and :last-child don't work as desired for choosing cells
in the leftmost or the rightmost column when rowspan is involved.

(In reply to comment #4)
> I don't know when you'd
> want to align individual cells and not a whole column, not counting when you
> want to make just the header different.

Maybe. However, given existing tools that apply align to each cell (e.g.
OpenOffice.org), it would be really annoying to ban align on td because use
cases thought of so far suggest align on col and th only.

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