Closed Bug 137707 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
css background assigned to a COL is not shown
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020415 I assign some CSS formatting to a COL or COLGROUP element; either by defining a clas or by setting the style attribute. some properties like column width get assigned correctly but properties like color, font etc. do not get assigned to the TDs in the Column. compare behavior with MSIE 5 to see how it should work.
view in Mozilla and compare how it looks in MSIE 5
Boris Zbarsky in bug 122099: See the CSS2 spec, http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#q4 Basically, the only styles applied to COL tags that can affect the way cells look are border, background, width, and visibility. Also see bug 915. Should be this bug marked as INVALID?
Looks mostly invalid *but* column background colours don't appear to shine through (even in standards mode). David Baron's test at http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~dbaron/css/test/sec170501 also appears to have regressed. Both work OK in Netscape 6.2
Yep, that's broken... Over to tables
Boris, if you claim that is broken when having a bug reference to bug 915, please explain to the people how a table cell should inherit from a column. If you come up with something reasonable I would be really happy. Up to now I believe that the biggest flaw in the CSS2 table spec is exactly that there is no way for this inheritance.
This has nothing to do with bug 915. There is no inheritance involved. The colframe should just be painting a background, which will then be visible because the <tr> and <td> are transparent. See the diagram at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#table-layers
bz thanks I hoped to learn soemthing new *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4510 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified. Could we relnote the fact that backgrounds on <col> do not work?
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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