Re: What's the use of visibility: collapse on table rows?

On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> My reading of this is that 'collapse' will actually have the same
>> effect as 'display:none', whereas 'hidden' will leave a blank area
>> where the row would have been.
> Possibly; however, I don't see how treating it as display: none is
> consistent with 'This allows dynamic effects to remove table rows or
> columns without forcing a re-layout of the table in order to account
> for the potential change in column constraints.', since if the row
> is being display: noned, then the table must be reflowed.

It doesn't _have_ to be reflowed, it can just be redrawn without that
row. "Reflow" means that the table cell sizes must be recalculated.
Presumably when hiding cells with "visibility: hidden", the cell sizes
remain the same.

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Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2000 12:11:48 UTC