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[CSS2.1] Table-layout: fixed

From: Saloni Mira Rai <salonir@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:33:57 -0700
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E8245DDD23CF8443A20CDFABD553C2FD3D8FE2D0E2@NA-EXMSG-C112.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

Table-layout: fixed in CSS 2.1 spec is inconsistent with all current browser behavior.

>From section

"If a subsequent row has more columns than the greater of the number determined by the table-column elements and the number determined by the first row, then additional columns must not be rendered. When using 'table-layout: fixed', authors should not omit columns from the first row."

None of the browsers actually omit additional columns in tables.
If table width is auto, all additional columns are rendered.
If table width has a value other than auto, then additional columns are rendered but space is distributed as needed.

Therefore we propose changing the wording in the spec from

"...then additional columns must not be rendered"


"...then additional columns may not be rendered"

Saloni Mira Rai
IE Developer Experience PM

Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2008 19:43:56 UTC

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