[webkit-dev] Table rendering and colspans

Fady Samuel fsamuel at google.com
Thu May 27 12:25:25 PDT 2010

Sorry, I was playing around with t8_simple at the last minute and I changed
the colspan. I have attached the test as I described it.


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Fady Samuel <fsamuel at google.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a quick question (*crosses fingers*) about colspans in webkit. I've
> attached a simple example, t8_simple. In this example, we have two rows. One
> with one cell with a colspan of 5, and the other has two cells, the first
> having a colspan of 1, and the second having a colspan of 3. Thus, we have
> an "empty" slot in the in grid on the second row. In webkit, this introduces
> an extra gap at the end of the second row corresponding to the cell spacing
> between the second cell and the "empty" cell. This gap does not appear on
> Firefox or Opera.
> I've found yet another inconsistency (see attached t9_simple). As you
> increase colspan on the first cell, in webkit the gap in the second row
> grows by a pixel or two. Firefox remains unchanged. In Opera, the whole
> table width increases. What is the "correct" behavior?
> I'm currently reworking chunks of the table rendering code for performance
> reasons so it would be nice to know if these are legitimate table rendering
> bugs that should be ironed out or the current webkit behavior is good.
> Thanks,
> Fady Samuel
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