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Re: Fwd: Re[2]: New html-element: table3

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 00:31:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4630554E.2060100@sicking.cc>
To: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Dmitry Turin wrote:
> Good day, Jonas.
> JS>You just have to format the data row-by-row.
> 
> Can low-skill users write program (for example, by perl or php),
> which convert 3 rational table (from DBMS) into 1 browser table ?
> No.
> In better case, users can write 3 simple request to DBMS and
> merge result into output, like

Most DBMS'es can order data such that it can be outputted directly in a 
row-by-row order. At least I have never interacted with a DBMS where I 
couldn't take the output and directly dump it to HTML.

> It's impossible (without additional job in database) to order cells
> in any dimension.

It should be as simple as adding something like "ORDER BY field_i, 
field_j" to your database query. If your query language is different 
from SQL the exact statement will probably be different, but the 
mechanism will most likely be there.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 07:33:28 UTC

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