I would consider the lack of support in other browsers, and the extra complexity in our codebase as a reasonably compelling reason. Also perhaps that we've already (long ago, I think) unshipped support for colspan=0 for similar reasons.
Table height calculation is among the least interoperable longstanding features of the Web, and I think anything we can do to simplify it and to improve interoperability on what's left would be a good thing. (Has Chrome also added support for colspan=0?) -David On Friday 2018-03-02 07:49 -0800, Manish Goregaokar wrote: > Looks like there's no compelling reason to unship. > > Retracting. > > -Manish Goregaokar > > On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:25 AM, Manish Goregaokar <manishsm...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > Is the only reason that no one else supports it? > > > > Yes. (which makes me suspect that nobody uses it) > > > > > > However, as mentioned, Chrome *has* added support, it's not stable yet. > > > > > > -Manish Goregaokar > > > > On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 5:19 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbar...@mit.edu> wrote: > > > >> On 2/28/18 2:02 AM, Manish Goregaokar wrote: > >> > >>> Oh, you're asking for it to continue to work with semantic HTML? > >>> > >> > >> I'm saying that this feature is there for actual data tables. And that > >> the suggestion that Grid is a replacement is not actually helpful given > >> that. > >> > >> That won't work, you'd need to create a new table with grid stuff. > >>> > >> > >> Seems to me that asking people to do this for an actual data table is > >> just as bad as asking people to use tables for layout. ;) > >> > >> In that case we probably shouldn't unship? > >>> > >> > >> The one thing I haven't seen so far is why we should unship, really. Is > >> the only reason that no one else supports it? (To be clear, this can > >> absolutely be a valid reason, especially if the other UAs have explicitly > >> said they will not add support or the feature causes some other problems > >> too, in terms of either implementation or the health of the web.) > >> > >> > >> -Boris > >> _______________________________________________ > >> dev-tech-layout mailing list > >> email@example.com > >> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-tech-layout > >> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > dev-tech-layout mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-tech-layout -- 𝄞 L. David Baron http://dbaron.org/ 𝄂 𝄢 Mozilla https://www.mozilla.org/ 𝄂 Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offense. - Robert Frost, Mending Wall (1914)
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