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Re: [css21] Section should be clarified

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 01:36:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4E93D5C9.1050909@mit.edu>
To: www-style@gtalbot.org
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/10/11 11:01 PM, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> I can create and add testcases to the test suite on this. I've checked and
> there is none specific for such.

That would be very much appreciated!

>> Unfortunately, it's apparently not that clear, since UAs disagree on the
>> behavior.  Gecko and Presto implement what seems clear to me.  Trident
>> and WebKit implement something else, where column widths don't actually
>> seem to include paddings.  Or something.
> Which version of Presto did you use? Which version of WebKit did you use?
> Same question for Trident.

I believe the testing was done in IE6 and Chrome 10, per 

I haven't checked Trident, but for WebKit a reasonably current Chrome 
dev build (WebKit rev 545.7 (@96998)) shows the problem.

> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/Table-Column-Padding-tbl-layout-fixed.html
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/TableColWidth-tbl-layout-fixed.html

Try https://bug652941.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=528419 for 
the testcase I was looking at.

I did mention that in my original mail...

Your tests use an auto-width table, so they're not exercising the fixed 
layout algorithm in some UAs, I would think.

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