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Re: [CSS21] tables, percentages, and border-spacing

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 07:46:11 -0700
Message-ID: <506EF2B3.4070701@inkedblade.net>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/05/2012 07:29 AM, Simon Sapin wrote:
> Le 04/10/2012 19:20, fantasai a écrit :
>> So, we don't really define how border-spacing affects the percentage-sized
>> table cells in a fixed-size table. Apparently it's subtracted out of the
>> available space for both width (and height) in FF and Opera, but only for
>> width in WebKit. Don't know about IE.
>> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?%3C!DOCTYPE%20html%3E%0A%3Cdiv%20style%3D%22border%3A%20solid%20orange%3B%20width%3A%20200px%3B%22%3E%0A%3Ctable%20style%3D%22border%3A%20solid%20blue%3B%20width%3A%20200px%3B%20border-spacing%3A%2033.3px%3B%22%3E%0A%3Ctd%20style%3D%22border%3A%20solid%20navy%3B%20width%3A%2050%25%22%3E%0A%3C%2Ftd%3E%0A%3Ctd%20style%3D%22border%3A%20solid%20fuchsia%3B%22%0A%3C%2Ftable%3E%0A%3C%2Fdiv%3E
>> Probably this should be defined and tested somewhere.:) CSS2.1 doesn't
>> define height calculations for cells, but it does define widths.
> Is this for the "Fixed table layout" or the "Automatic table layout"?
> The test above uses the latter (initial value of the 'table-layout' property)
> which is non-normative in CSS 2.1. Anyone feels like reviving Tables level 3? :)

Interesting question. FF does different things for 'fixed' and 'auto',
though Opera and Chrome seem to do the same thing.

Received on Friday, 5 October 2012 14:46:43 UTC

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