Re: [css-position] sticky only along one axis

On Mon, 2014-03-17 at 14:46 -0700, Brad Kemper wrote:

> >>> It would be useful but it would be very difficult to spec and
> >>> implement and would probably create more trouble than it's worth.
> >> 
> >> How about this:
> > 
> >> Positioning on table-column and table-column-group items affect their
> >> corresponding table-cell items as though those table-cell items were
> >> selected in the same rule. Table-cell items spanning more than one
> >> column (as with HTML's 'colspan') are only selected by
> >> table-column/table-column-group when they originate in a cell starting
> >> in the column(s) of the selected table-column/table-column-group.
> > 
> > 
> > I would agree with Robert. It is difficult to implement and will be used
> > less often than sticky table headers, for example.
> > Sticky columns are useful for wide tables, which are less common than
> > tall tables.
> > Taking into account that sticky columns could be easily workaround by
> > assigning position:sticky to every corresponding table cell, I would
> > suggest to disallow position:sticky for table columns.
> What makes it hard? Don't TDs already look to COLs for style resolution?

Let's say this way:
Implementation of sticky positioning for table columns would bring extra
complexity, but it will be rarely used. Taking into account that there
is simple workaround I don't think it's worth the trouble.


Received on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:38:14 UTC