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[css21] Tables section comments

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:02:36 +0100 (MET)
To: "W3C CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2457.1108461756@www59.gmx.net>

Dear CSS WG,

I came across some issues when checking the CSS 2.1 Tables section:

 * Typo in 17.5.1 [1]: "but this this extension [...]";

 * In 17.6.1 [2], the example is "table { empty-cells: show }", but since
there is no "display: table-cell" and "empty-cells" only applies to table
cell elements, this seems confusing. Wouldn't it be less irritating to use a
"td" (HTML) or "foo" (XML) element selector?

 * IMO, 17.6.2's "Border conflict resolution" [3] uses at least questionable
class names, namely ("solid-blue" and "solid-green"). Interestingly,
"solid-blue" even seems to mean "dashed-blue", but the real problem is of
course the non-commendable naming and the lack of semantics [4].

Any feedback concerning (the treatment of) these issues is appreciated
(since the WG usually keeps silent, so that nobody knows if even typos will
be fixed).

All the best,

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#table-layers
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#empty-cells
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#border-conflict-resolution
[4] http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/goodclassnames

Jens Meiert
Information Architect

Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 10:03:09 UTC

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