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When rendering a table with style border-collapse: separate, cells seem to have a minimum height of the content plus some small amount per rowspan. This becomes a problem when trying to make two columns have slightly differing numbers of rows by using lowest common multiple rowspans, as shown in the first table in the example web page.
I know this is an obscure problem, but it may exhibit itself in undesirable behaviour in other situations. If you set border-collapse to collapse, then the problem goes away.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a table, and set the style border-collapse to separate (the default).
2. Have a row that has a large rowspan, and no other cells forcing the size of the row.
The table is very large vertically.
The table should be no larger than if the rowspan was one.
It seems that the amount of vertical space added to the rows is non-linear. Three data points are:
Rowspan = 1, row height = 21 pixels
Rowspan = 20, row height = 36 pixels
Rowspan = 50, row height = 96 pixels
Created attachment 341589 [details]
testcase from url
this depends both on the cellspacing and the cellpadding. Both of them default to 1px. Setting them explicitly makes the problem more obvious.