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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 21:47:39 +0100
Message-ID: <005701c7d86b$09377c40$0201a8c0@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

> Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 6 août 2007 à 14:24, Ben 'Cerbera' Millard a écrit :
>> * 33 original tables found on the web.
>> * 127 variants.
>> * 0 examples from W3C documents.
> You didn't find any?

In a response to earlier research into data tables [1], Ian Hickson wrote:
> Hey, it's the HTML4 example again. It's almost as if headers="" was so 
> complicated to understand that the people suggesting its use couldn't come 
> up with their own examples! ;-)

And:
> (Hey look, the HTML4 example again.)

This made me think using examples from W3C documents was unacceptable? I'm 
leaving out W3C tables for now.

Karl Dubost wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/QA/TheMatrix

I think this table is noteworthy because it has:

* Four distinct columns sharing the "Properties" header (or a list of 4 
items, depending how you look at it).
* 0 or 1 lists in the final cell of each row.
* Empty cells marked "-".
* Genuine data for which there is a genuine need.

If tables from W3C are acceptable to the Editors, this and others could get 
into the collection. Thanks for suggesting it. :-)

[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007May/1036.html>

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