Re: Tables: what can go in a cell (part 2)

Gavin Nicol (
Fri, 10 Feb 95 11:01:17 EST

>This is old ground. By default, the parser works out the max and min width
>requirements for each cell and hence each column. The columns are then
>allocated to take advantage of the space budget. The code is acually more
>compact than an a complete English description though ...

Boes within boxes. Each of which knows it's desired size, which may or
may not be allocated by it's parent. Each box draws only within the space
allocated by it's parent.

1 pass to determine optimum size, another to allocate space and render.