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Re: <table summary> and <td headers> (was: Re: <font> (was Support Existing Content))

From: Ray Dickman <rdickman@ramius.net>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 08:59:46 -0400
Message-ID: <33f299d0705020559o5f86688dx54244b85bca62a46@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Denis Boudreau" <dboudreau@webconforme.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 5/2/07, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> Indeed. At least summary= is often abused by authors: "Table used for
> layout", "Grid of 3 by 2 cells", etc. Given how determining cell headers
> is defined I wonder about use cases for headers=.
In the case of complex data tables (where there may be headings that span
multiple sub-headings for example), people can use the headers attribute to
link that data to a <th>'s id value.  Basically, in a table that isn't
simple enough to just use scope, associating data to headings using headers
and ids is very useful.

Ray Dickman
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Ramius Corporation
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