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#44004 new defect (bug)

Twenty Seventeen: CSS issue when using rowspan in tables

Reported by: aussi Owned by:
Milestone: 5.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords: has-screenshots has-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:


I've spotted an issue with the TwentySeventeen theme. This definition in styles.css:

td:first-child {
    padding-left: 0;

causes problems when using tables containing rowspans. Specifically, this code:

<table width="100%">
      <th>Head 1</th>
      <th>Head 2</th>
      <td rowspan="3">Cell 1</td>
      <td>Cell 2</td>
      <td>Cell 3</td>
      <td>Cell 4</td>

produces a table where Head 2 and Cell 2 have padding-left: 0.4em, while Cell 3 and Cell 4 have padding-left: 0. This produces a table with misaligned cells in the same column.

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Change History (12)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

  • Component changed from Themes to Bundled Theme

#2 @subrataemfluence
22 months ago

  • Keywords has-screenshots added

We have a 0.4em padding set for all td elements, which makes the content to stay nicely inside the td with an equal small padding all sides.

td {
   padding: 0.4em;

But since the pseudo elements :first-child and :last-child have a left padding set to 0 just below the above rule, I feel we need to apply the same for td and th as well. This will ensure all elements would have no left padding but have a padding of 0.4em on other three sides, i.e. top, right and bottom.

The following works for me.

th {
   padding-left: 0;

22 months ago

#3 @jainnidhi
22 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

  • Summary changed from TwentySeventeen Theme - CSS issue when using rowspan in tables to Twenty Seventeen: CSS issue when using rowspan in tables

#5 @laurelfulford
12 months ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#6 @ianbelanger
11 months ago

  • Keywords needs-testing removed

Just tested the patch and it does fix the issue on the front-end. It does not work in the editor though. However, this may not matter because the Table Block does not allow you to use rowspan, it gets stripped out or you have to convert it to an HTML Block.

#7 @ianbelanger
11 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

#8 @ianbelanger
7 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 5.3
  • Severity changed from minor to normal
  • Version 4.9.5 deleted

#9 @davidbaumwald
5 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.3 to Future Release

Based on the latest comments, this ticket still needs some work. With Beta 1 of version 5.3 only a few days away, this is being moved to Future Release. If this ticket can be resolved in time for 5.3, feel free to re-milestone.

#10 @ianbelanger
16 hours ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added; 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 5.5
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