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Bug 742 - Error message "element col has no cells beginning in it"
Error message "element col has no cells beginning in it"
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General
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: P2 normal
Assigned To: Nobody
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Reported: 2010-05-05 11:47 CEST by Andreas Kuckartz
Modified: 2010-05-11 13:08 CEST (History)
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Description Andreas Kuckartz 2010-05-05 11:47:41 CEST
I see error messages such as this one for HTML5 code:
Error: Table column 4 established by element col has no cells beginning in it.

I think that this should raise a warning, not an error message.
Comment 1 Michael[tm] Smith 2010-05-06 10:26:40 CEST
In the "Forming a table" section of the HTML5 spec, see step 20: "If there exists a row or column in the table containing only slots that do not have a cell anchored to them, then this is a table model error."

So is correctly conforming to the current HTML5 spec by reporting this case as an error.
Comment 2 Andreas Kuckartz 2010-05-11 13:08:28 CEST
Thanks again for the informative reply.

I have created this entry in the W3 HTML5 spec bug database:

Remove step 20 from 'Forming a table' section ("table model error")