Re: [xep-support] XEP 3.8.2: Table column width seems too large

From: Werner Donné (
Date: Thu Aug 19 2004 - 09:40:31 PDT

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    When I remove that surrounding block the font-family just changes
    to serif, which is set on root. The column width, however, is still
    not the same as that of the preceding box. According to the spec
    both the font-family and font-size properties apply to all elements
    and they both inherit. So I still don't understand it.

    Thank you for the suggestion,


    DESEYNE Jacques wrote:
    > Werner,
    > Could it be that the 'font-family' property set on the parent block is not inherited by the table and table-column because it is not
    > applicable to these elements?
    > It seems as if the 'default' font-family and font-size [which are 'agent'-specific] are used to set the 6em column width (removing
    > this surrounding block results in exactly the same column width).
    > Cheers,
    > --
    > Jacques Deseyne
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>[] On Behalf Of Werner Donné
    >>Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 3:15 PM
    >>To: XEP Support
    >>Subject: [xep-support] XEP 3.8.2: Table column width seems too large
    >>In the attached small example a monospace font is used. In the document
    >>there is a block containing an inline of width 6em. It has six
    >>in it. They fit perfectly as expected. The one-cell table below has one
    >>column which also has a width of 6em. The same six characters
    >>are in the
    >>table cell. However, there is no longer a perfect fit. The column is
    >>actually wider than 6em. Is there a reason for this?
    >>Werner Donné -- Re BVBA
    >>Engelbeekstraat 8
    >>B-3300 Tienen
    >>tel: (+32) 486 425803 e-mail:

    Werner Donné  --  Re BVBA
    Engelbeekstraat 8
    B-3300 Tienen
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