Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary. Now with pictures!
January 20, 2009, 1:22 am
rate this thread
Hello fellow alt.html and comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
I need a second opinion on a precise webpage testcase which I
submitted as a bug CSS spec violation) occuring in IE 7 and in latest
IE 8 build to Microsoft IE Team. Microsoft IE Team closed that bug.
Were they right? If so, why?
in which it is said
"This behavior is by design and consistent with IE7 and Opera. The CSS
2.1 specs does not specifiy how to distribute witdth in colspan cells.
The internal algorithm IE use mainly mimics IE7 behavior."
IE Blog's Table rendering post:
"Internet Explorer does support progressive rendering of content as it
arrives. This is true however for table rendering. When Internet
Explorer encounters a table it measures all the content of the table
before rendering so that it knows what the widths of the columns are
to render the content correctly. (...) we parse the entire table
So, IE seems to prioritize content over specified CSS declarations for
table cells or even table columns in automatic table layout rendering
mode (table-layout: auto). IE seems to prioritize content over
specified CSS declarations for table cells or even table columns in
automatic table layout rendering mode (table-layout: auto) up to a
point of ignoring/overruling specified CSS declarations for table
cells or even table columns.
I'm perplex... because
CSS 2.1, section 220.127.116.11 Automatic table layout
"Input to the automatic table layout must only include the width of
the containing block and the content of, and any CSS properties set
on, the table and any of its descendants. "
Followup-to set: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets