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Re: <table> terse mode for data entry

From: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 13:25:06 -0400
Message-Id: <420D212D-014D-4604-8815-B1D5962B8EC6@gmail.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>
This would not degrade gracefully in older browsers, and would  
require changing the parsing rules for HTML.

I don't think this is in the spirit of the Design Principals.

- Elliott

On Apr 8, 2007, at 8:26 AM, Dailey, David P. wrote:

>
> A student of mine recommends the following. It makes sense to me.  
> Maybe it will to someone else. Since most tables have both rows and  
> columns, the tree analogy in HTML is a bit inaccurate (as a  
> mathematical model) to begin with. This would save a lot of  
> keystrokes for authors both clientside and serverside, it seems.
>
> David
> -----------------
> Table delimiters.
> It seems to me to be fairly simple to implement and would have many  
> practical uses.
> For example:
> <table rowdelimiter='|' coldelimiter=','>
>     1,2,3,4,5|2,3,4,5,6|4,5,6,7,8|
> </table
> or
> <table type='csv'>
>     1,2,3,4,5
>     2,3,4,5,6
>     4,5,6,7,8
> </table
>
> would render a table much easier than specifing each cell and row.
> This would make importing data from other applications much easier as
> no to little formatting would have to occur. possibly something  
> like this could be used.
> <table type='csv' src='data.csv' />
> -- 
> Chris@tuesdaybegins.com
>
>
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