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Re: Heuristic Tests for Data Tables (Discussion)

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:49:41 +0100
Message-ID: <46CF5275.1070605@cam.ac.uk>
To: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Cc: Philip Taylor <philip@zaynar.demon.co.uk>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

James Graham wrote:
> Ben 'Cerbera' Millard wrote:
>> I wonder how many tables can be made natively accessible? How many 
>> will need to be retrofitted by authors with <th> or scope="" or 
>> headers="" and how likely is that? I guess more studying (like Philip 
>> and I and others have done) and prototyping of implementations (like 
>> James Graham might do)
> There's some very early work on this available at [1] (only the HTML4 
> algorithms are currently implemented). Due to a bug in a html5lib 
> serializer badness occurs when you give it a page containing more than 
> one table. I also haven't checked that it's giving the correct results 
> in almost any cases. However if you want to report bugs feel free.

This now also has some work on the algorithm from the HTML 5 spec, with 
similar caveats as before i.e. it is hideously under tested.

> [1] http://wordsandpictures.dyndns.org/table_inspector.html

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