[webkit-dev] Should Table Cell (TD) children inherit height?

David Kilzer ddkilzer at webkit.org
Mon Jun 28 18:32:33 PDT 2010

How do Firefox and MSIE render the test case?

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On Jun 28, 2010, at 11:42 AM, Fady Samuel <fsamuel at chromium.org> wrote:

> My understanding is that in quirks mode, <table height="100%"> causes the table to fill the entire client window. Now, I believe the height attribute should trickle down to the TR and TD tags, correct? What about children of a TD tag? If you add an empty div child to a table, should it fit the whole cell, or should it have a size of 0?
> <table width="100%" border="0" style="height:100%;">
>     <tr>
>         <td style="background-color: red;">
>       <div id="drawing" style="background-color: green;"></div>
>     </td>
>     </tr>
> </table>
> WebKit will show you red instead of green because the div does not have a height of 100%.
> Now if you make the div's height 100%, you get green. 
> Should a cell's child inherit height?
> Thanks,
> Fady Samuel

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