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Re: [css-tables] Missing definition of table row borders if border-collapse: separate?

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:28:38 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <mc3ecq$mku$1@ger.gmane.org>
Actually, I do have a sample application that would benefit from separate 
borders working for tables. But I hesitate to point to my sample application 
because then people would tend to try to find a solution to this single 
sample issue, disregarding the general impact of enabling full styling to 
table-row elements.

In my sample I have created a dummy Timeline. Each timeline entry is 
supposed show a different border at the top and bottom. Moreover, each 
timeline is supposed to show a tiny gap (= margin) between each of the 

Currently - without table-rows accepting full styling - in my sample each of 
the timeline entries is glued to each other. The current implementation 
appears rather clumsy.

To see the sample and the effect described above,
visit http://www.dashop.de/demo/DemoReel.html ,
then switch to the third design ("Fields") by
clicking the second toolbar button twice and
open the timeline/blog dummy by clicking the third toolbar button.


"Morten Stenshorne"  schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> One final note, something that just stuck me: the 'outline'
> property. Outlines already work with table rows (but not with
> columns). Could it be that outlines solve your use case? Unlike borders,
> outlines don't take up layout space. If you want to highlight a
> "current" row, do you really want the layout to change? Inserting or
> removing a border could affect row height distribution or column width
> distribution in ways that are indistinguishable from magic (thanks to
> how tables are supposed to behave).
Received on Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:31:37 UTC

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