Thank you for the advice.

I will sum this up on the wiki page.

So if I understand correctly we have to support certain values even if they are illegal ?


Jeremias Maerki wrote:

Right, but strictly speaking the value "auto" is illegal for
column-width. FOP currently defaults to "proportional-column-width(1)"
if no value is specified.

Another thing we should be careful about is the distinction between the
value set for table-layout and the effective algorithm to be used. If
you specify table-layout="fixed" but without an ipd, the rules for
automatic table layout are activated.

On 12.07.2006 22:55:44 Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
On Jul 12, 2006, at 22:11, Patrick Paul wrote:

Hi Patrick,

My first question, really simple but confusing to me, is about what is
supposed to happen when table-layout="fixed" and one of the columns has column-width="auto" ? Am I supposed to find out the optimal width juste for
that column ?
Yes, but with one big difference compared to table-layout="auto".
IIRC, CSS mentions this case explicitly: when table-layout="fixed" and column-width="auto" then the column-widths are ultimately the widths necessary for the cells in the first row. No need to look at the whole table, in any case...



Jeremias Maerki

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