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Re: Formal definition of HTML5 (was Re: Version information)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:07:07 +0300
Message-Id: <AF1550F3-D037-437A-9198-EDF52C6AF0E8@iki.fi>
Cc: Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk>, Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>, public-html@w3.org
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

On Apr 15, 2007, at 13:02, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> A na´ve layout data structure would be proportional to the number  
> of slots, but real-world UAs have to do something to avoid using  
> that na´ve layout data structures or, alternatively, be sure to  
> clamp down the permissible size of the table in terms of slots.
> (FWIW, Gecko has magic max values for rowspan and colspan and,  
> according to the comments in the Gecko source code, Opera and IE  
> have the same magic max value for colspan. It appears that WebKit  
> does not have such magic values.)

And I am not implying that the layout data structures of Gecko, Opera  
and IE are na´ve. I don't know where the shared colspan max came  
from. The Gecko rowspan max comes from the size of an implementation- 
specific bitfield.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:10:04 UTC

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