[whatwg] Quirks mode handling of rowspan="0"

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Mon Sep 3 00:25:36 PDT 2012

On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 02:11:44 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> Per HTML5 spec, rowspan="0" should span to the end of the table section.
> WebKit seems to not implement this at all.
> Opera implements this in quirks and standards mode.
> Gecko implements this in standards mode only; in quirks mode,  
> rowspan="0" is treated like rowspan="1".  When we last tried to do the  
> "right" thing in quirks mode, back in 2003 or so, we ran into site  
> compatibility issues, hence the current setup.
> I don't know what Trident does here; worth testing.
> In any case, my suggestion is that in quirks mode, rowspan="0" not be  
> supported.

Is there a compat problem with supporting it in quirks mode? I'm not aware  
of Opera having problems with it.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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