2.1.110 [CSS-Level2-2009] Section 17.5.2, Table width algorithms: the 'table-layout' property


The specification states:

 If the margins of a table are set to '0' and the width to 'auto', the table will 
 not automatically size to fill its containing block. However, once the calculated 
 value of 'width' for the table is found (using the algorithms given below or, when 
 appropriate, some other UA dependent algorithm) then the other parts of section 
 10.3 do apply. Therefore a table can be centered using left and right 'auto' 
 margins, for instance.

Quirks Mode (All Versions)

Centering tables by setting the left and right margin values to auto is not supported. The tables will remain left-justified.


The specification states:

 Value:                 auto | fixed | inherit 
 Initial:               auto 
 Applies to:            'table' and 'inline-table' elements 
 Inherited:             no 
 Percentages:           N/A 
 Media:                 visual 
 Computed value:        as specified

Quirks Mode and IE7 Mode (All Versions)

The inherit value of the table-layout property is not supported.