Fwd: [CSS21] properties for table-column (In HTML: COL) & table-column-group (In HTML: COLGROUP) items.

The only valid properties for table-column type elements
<a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-CSS21-20050613/tables.html#q4">17.3
Columns</a> are 'border', 'background',  'width',  and 'visibility'.
Additionally these elements should support 'color', and the various
'text', 'font' and 'align' properties. All of the supported properties
already impact cell width. With this in mind the impact with rendering
should be minimal.

IE 6 already erroneously supports the color property for col elements.
There are several bug reports against FireFox that have been rejected
because the current standard does not support font and color
properties. In each of the FireFox bug reports the bug authors are
surprised to learn of this restriction. Given all of this it seems to
me that most authors feel that these element types should support
additional properties.

Received on Thursday, 16 June 2005 01:31:09 UTC