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Re: <table chart="pie">

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:52:40 -0400
Message-ID: <46AAA168.40901@earthlink.net>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Dmitry Turin wrote:
>> I offer (@chart=none by default)
>>
>> <table CHART="PIE">
[Snip!]
>> </table>
>> which display chart as pie __instead of table__ with numerical data.
> 
> Why would you want to define how data is *presented* in the a markup 
> language that should just be preoccupied with semantics and *content*? 
> If anything, this sort of thing should be handled via CSS or similar.

   Yeah, you could use XBL 2.0, some scripting and the <canvas> element
(or SVG, if the browser supports it). Doing things like pie charts
directly in markup would only make HTML more complicated to implement in
a user agent.
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2007 01:53:16 UTC

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