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Re: [css-tables][css2.1] What should the measurement of the table be?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:40:16 -0500
Message-ID: <54FBE0C0.6010602@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 3/8/15 12:19 AM, Greg Whitworth wrote:
> Personally, I think that any time you use CSS tables it should have the same end result as using actual tables

Yes, but in this case the CSS tables and actual tables have different 
styling, no?

In particular, at http://jsbin.com/yutipulode/1/edit?html,css,output 
just comparing the first and third testcases:

1) The first testcase has a table cell with height set to 202px 
containing a block with height: 100% and a 1px border which has 
overflow-y: scroll, which itself contains two blocks whose heights sum 
to 2200px.  What I see in Firefox is that the block's height ends up 
somewhere around 200px (I haven't checked what it is to the pixel) and 
it gets a scrollbar.

2) The third testcase has a table cell with a height set to 100% and 
overflow-y: scroll set on it directly (plus a border).  This table cell 
directly contains two blocks whose heights sum to 2200px.  Note that 
this table is auto height, so the 100% is totally meaningless.  Given 
that the height is not constrained at all, why exactly would it not end 
up being tall enough to fit both blocks?

If I modify the third case to have the 
block-with-non-visible-overflo-inside-cell setup from case 1, they 
render identically in Firefox.  See 

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