Bug 17513 - Unclear how width of absolutely positioned table is determined
Summary: Unclear how width of absolutely positioned table is determined
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: 2012-06-16 12:55 UTC by Anton P
Modified: 2012-12-04 00:53 UTC (History)
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Description Anton P 2012-06-16 12:55:47 UTC
Reported by Simon Sapin

The spec fails to say how to determine the width of an absolutely positioned table.

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Comment 1 Anton P 2012-06-16 12:58:47 UTC
Simon Sapin notes that there are two different algorithms that could potentially apply:

10.3.7 Absolutely positioned, non-replaced elements
17.5.2 Table width algorithms: the 'table-layout' property (and 

and he suggests that a reasonable way to resolve the conflict is to combine them by taking the used width (the result) from 10.3.7 and pretending that it is the computed width  (one of the "input") for the purpose of 17.5.2, and then keep *that* used value.