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table model: Width of colgroup defined by col elements

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 20:52:31 +0000
Message-ID: <47ACC10F.2010206@cam.ac.uk>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

In step 9.1 of the table model processing algorithm, first case under

"Column groups. Process the current element according to the appropriate 
one of the following two cases:
If the current element has any col element children"

Step 9.1.7 sets the final width of the colgroup is given as 
x_max-x_start-1. I think this should be x_max-x_start+1.


Define the initial value of x_max to be x_max_0. According to step 9.1.1 
x_start is x_max_0 + 1

In step 9.1.4 x_max is increased by the current col's span and this step 
is run once per col child of the colgroup, so if there is a total width 
w of columns in this colgroup, x_max -> x_max_0 + w

So at step 9.1.7 we have:
x_start = x_max_0 + 1
x_max = x_max_0 + w => x_max_0 = x_max - w
x_start = x_max - w + 1
w = x_max - x_start + 1
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