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Issues surrounding Tables: backwards compatibility and complex tables

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 08:40:18 -0500
Message-Id: <6CF3E841-0D84-4EE0-8512-230865F4FA92@robburns.com>
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

To meet our editors request, I forked the @headers wiki page into two  
separate wiki pages focussed on the standard: problem statement /  
solutions pros and cons format. I copied the content from the  
original document to try to preserve as much of what was there as  
possible. However, they both could use some work to taylor the  
content to the specific use-case/problem-statement for each page.

The first page focuses on the problem of backwards compatibility with  
particularly aural UAs, which rely on the specific HTML4 solutions of  
@headers and @abbr to speak tables.
<http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/IssueTableHeaders>

This second page focuses on the problem of marking up complex tables  
with complicated relations between data cells and header cells. This  
also includes the need for authors to express additional axes beyond  
the normal two axes available in a standard 2D table.

http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ComplexTables

Please help to further mold these pages into their proper form.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Friday, 3 August 2007 13:40:39 UTC

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