Bug 15466 - A column box should not span multiple columns
Summary: A column box should not span multiple columns
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: CSS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: CSS Level 2 (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Windows 3.1
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bert Bos
QA Contact: public-css-bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-01-08 22:20 UTC by Anton P
Modified: 2012-12-04 00:53 UTC (History)
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Description Anton P 2012-01-08 22:20:24 UTC
Reported by Simon Sapin.

17.5 (Visual layout of table contents) [http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#table-layout] says in list item 3:

  # A column box occupies one or more columns of grid cells.

This is incorrect.  A column element should generate precisely one column box per
column it represents.

Conversation begins: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Nov/0288.html

Bug description: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Nov/0293.html
Comment 1 Anton P 2012-01-08 22:23:50 UTC
Simon Sapin proposes adding the following to the first paragraph of 17.5:

  | Each element generates one box, except for table-column elements which
  | generate as many table-column boxes as the number of column they span.
  | Cells that span multiple rows or columns still generate only one box.

Proposal: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Nov/0786.html