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Re: [CSS2.1] col attributes: XHTML and CSS inconsistency?

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 10:15:29 +0000
Message-ID: <4954AEC1.70200@googlemail.com>
To: mongolie2006-w3c@yahoo.fr
CC: www-style@w3.org

On 26/12/08 03:52, Henri de Solages wrote:
> Since I'm not a specialist at all, it's probable I didn't understand
> something, but according to the number of reported bugs declared
> "invalid" about this in Firefox's bugzilla
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=285184 I'm not the only
> one. Moreover Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
> reportedly behave differently. What I understand is that XHTML says
> "col" should support alignment attributes, and CSS says it
> shouldn't... It's not very coherent. At least, the rule should be
> explained and warned of in the recommendation. But in my opinion it'd
> be better to allow within CSS the attributes allowed directly in

See http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1070385285&count=1 for a description of 
the problem that accounts for this difference.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Friday, 26 December 2008 10:16:12 UTC

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