[webkit-dev] Table rendering and colspans

Fady Samuel fsamuel at google.com
Thu May 27 12:41:01 PDT 2010

I just tested this with IE8. It appears IE's behavior matches Opera's in
these cases.


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Fady Samuel <fsamuel at google.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Fady
> 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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