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Chapter 11. Table Layout > Table Sizing

11.3. Table Sizing

Now that we've dug into the guts of table formatting and cell border appearance, we have the pieces we need to understand the sizing of tables and their internal elements. When it comes to determining table width, there are two different approaches: fixed-width layout and automatic-width layout. Heights are calculated automatically no matter what width algorithms are used.

11.3.1. Width

Since there are two different ways to figure out the width of a table, it's only logical that there be a way to declare which should be used for a given table. Authors can use the property table-layout to select between the two kinds of table width calculation.


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