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Re: [CSS2.1] 'height' set on cell questions

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:39:39 -0800
To: "Gérard Talbot" <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20121128013939.GA30344@crum.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2012-11-27 20:27 -0500, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
> Hello,
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/height-of-cell-001.html
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/height-of-cell-002.html
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/height-of-cell-003.html
> Firefox 17.0 and Firefox 20.0a1 (build 20121127) both display a 2in tall
> black rectangle in all 3 tests.
> IE8, Chrome 23.0.1271.91, Opera 12.11 and Konqueror 4.9.3 all display a
> 1in tall black square in all 3 tests.
> Why?
> "
> The height of a 'table-row' element's box is calculated once the user
> agent has all the cells in the row available: it is the maximum of the
> row's computed 'height', the computed 'height' of each cell in the row,
> and the minimum height (MIN) required by the cells. A 'height' value of
> 'auto' for a 'table-row' means the row height used for layout is MIN.
> (...)
> In CSS 2.1, the height of a cell box is the minimum height required by the
> content. The table cell's 'height' property can influence the height of
> the row (see above), but it does not increase the height of the cell box.
> "
> 17.5.3 Table height algorithms
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#height-layout
> Here, the minimum height required by the cell content is 1.25em == 20px.
> If heigth of cell is being set to 0.5in (48px), then why each cell do not
> use only 48px?
> Firefox requires 80.5px which is even more odd. I think Firefox is wrong
> in these 3 tests.

You're correct.  The spec used to be ambiguous, but it was
clarified, and we haven't yet had a chance to update Firefox.
That's https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=569645 .

I'd note, however, that browsers that don't implement baseline
alignment for table cells wouldn't even face this issue at all (and
would thus pass the test no matter what, basically).


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