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Re: Stephen Ferg's Table Research

From: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 14:12:19 +0100
Message-ID: <009801c7df3d$eadc3e50$0201a8c0@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>, "Jason White" <jason@jasonjgw.net>, "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

I was hoping for things like (but not limited to):

* Comparing Ferg's workarounds to those found elsewhere to see if they are 
unique to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics or have become popular on other 
websites.
* Testing the tables in current ATs to see if they are supported in
present-day devices.
* Reviewing the techniques against the HTML4 specification prose to see
whether they should work in present-day devices or whether it is stretching
those semantics too far.
* Reviewing the techniques against the HTML5 draft to see if the current
algorithm is sufficient without these workarounds and whether it still works
when they are present.

There are a couple of passing mentions of what the thread is about [1][2]. 
But those are the exceptions. Please be on-topic [3] if you reply to threads 
with a specific subject, like this one.

In particular, arguing about design principles shouldn't happen in this 
thread. If you don't want to discuss the subject of this thread, that's OK. 
It really is. Start a new thread about the thing you do want to talk about 
by creating a new message instead of replying to an existing message.

[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0510.html>
[2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0511.html>
[3] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0475.html>

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Ben 'Cerbera' Millard
Collections of Interesting Data Tables
<http://sitesurgeon.co.uk/tables/readme.html> 
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 13:12:50 UTC

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