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Re: complex tables: heading cells and summary cells

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 01:17:17 +1000
Message-ID: <46B9DE7D.3030601@lachy.id.au>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

Robert Burns wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 8:09 PM, Ben 'Cerbera' Millard wrote:
>> When talking about HTML table headers, I think "headers" is the best 
>> word available.
> 
> OK, then what about table data cell headings? What's the best word for 
> that? Is that different than the headers/headings contained in a THEAD 
> which is more like a THEADER (a table header). If you find yourself 
> translating all of these different terms back into headers, then that's 
> the very problem I'm trying to avoid. There are different concepts here 
> that all have the same word. That's a recipe for disaster.

When it's not clear from the context and you need to distinguish between 
them, then just use something like header group, header row and header cell.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:17:37 GMT

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