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Why is there a rendering rule for col[valign] ?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:46:38 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100824074638.GA3482@pickering.dbaron.org>
The rendering section, in
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/rendering.html#alignment , has selectors
for col[valign=top], col[valign=middle], etc.  However, the rules
associated with these selectors apply a property that has no effect
on table column elements.

These rules seem to be the only remnants in HTML5 of
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#h-11.3.2.1 .  I'd
prefer to see these remnants removed; I don't think support for
these deprecated presentational attributes on col and colgroup
elements has ever been implemented in browsers other than IE.

If they're not removed, however, their behavior should be defined
precisely.

-David

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