A Firefox CSS irritation
I'm not going to fault Firefox for not supporting the CSS 2.1 '
no matter how convenient it would be for me if it did.
Especially since CSS 2.1 is not yet a standard, merely a late stage
working draft. But I am annoyed that Firefox doesn't support the CSS2
display: compact', since I could have used it just now.
display: compact' is classically used (in that it is right there
in the CSS2 spec as an example) to
create <DL> lists where the <DT> term is on the same line as the start
of the <DD> definition (or definitions, since you can have more than
one). But with Firefox not supporting this, your only real option for
the same visual appearance is a table.
(Please don't suggest floats.)
(Firefox is hardly alone in not supporting
display: compact, judging
from here or here; I believe that this is
why the CSS 2.1 working draft quietly drops it. However, support
may be on the uptick; the KHTML engine, used by Konqueror and Apple's
Safari, seems to support it.)