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

From: Werner Donné (
Date: Fri Aug 20 2004 - 02:41:48 PDT

  • Next message: DESEYNE Jacques: "RE: [xep-support] XEP 3.8.2: Table column width seems too large"


    My error was that I thought all glyphs in a monospace font are 1em,
    which is not the case. So the first box in the example is smaller
    than 6em, while the table cell is exactly 6em. Another lesson learned.



    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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