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Re: HTML 5 suggestion for TABLE element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:12:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Dahal, Biswa" <biswa-dahal@uiowa.edu>
Cc: "'public-html-comments@w3.org'" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907082207170.23663@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

(-whatwg to avoid cross-posting)

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Dahal, Biswa wrote:
> I am a developer and as I was going through the draft for HTML 5 at: 
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/#tabular-data, I could not find a 
> common use-case that should be supported.
> My recommendation is to add an attribute "scroll: scolling (default) | 
> fixed" in <thead> and <tfoot> to allow them to be fixed (non scrolling 
> headers / footers ). This is currently performed through CSS hacks and 
> is not consistent across browser implementations.  Example CSS 
> implementation: 
> http://www.ssi-developer.net/css/non-scrolling-table-hdr.shtml to 
> understand the effect. Alternatively, you can open Excel and use "freeze 
> panes" to view the effect.

Thank you for your proposal.

I haven't added your proposal to HTML5, because it seems to be primarily a 
presentational feature, and therefore should belong in CSS.

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