At 03:39 PM 2/9/96 -0500, you wrote:
>The IESG has received a request from the HyperText Markup Language
>Working Group to consider "HTML Tables" <draft-ietf-html-tables-06.txt>
>for the status of Experimental.
I'm not sure if this was addressed, but I believe the current draft
specifies the default table width as being the space between the left and
right margins. This is in the first paragraph under "Fixed Layout
Algorithm", and it would make for wasteful tables involving small amounts of
I think the default table width, absent absolute column widths, should be
only as wide as needed. This is how MicroScape implement tables. For
example, if the table contains three cells with a letter in each [ A | B | C
], the table would take about an inch or two to display, not 100% of the
currently available width.
- Matt Jensen