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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
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:17:37 UTC

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