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Safari Ignores "Rules=" and "Frame=" in Tables?


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I noticed something very annoying about the way Safari renders web pages. For some reason, it seems to totally ignore certain snippets of HTML table code, such as "frame=hsides" "frame=void" "rules=rows" "rules=cols" etc.


IE, Firefox, Camino, and just about every other modern web browser is able to read these special HTML table codes, so why can't Safari?


If you don't know what I mean, try making an HTML document with the following code. Preview it in Safari and in Firefox to see the difference.


<table border=1 rules=rows cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr><td>one</td><td>two</td></tr>
<tr><td colspan=2>three</td></tr></table>


Assuming this is a problem with Webkit or w/e, is there a way to fix it?


Edit: After searching around I accidentally stumbled into a chat room full of Apple software engineers. I didn't realize who they were until after the convo, but they said that Webkit, the engine Safari uses to render web pages, is going to get an overhaul soon to handle rules/frame table attributes and css stylized buttons and dropdown menus. Unfortunately, they hinted it might be the the Leopard beta version of Safari and not 10.4.10. They were nice people, but talking to them really humbled me and made me feel stupid.

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