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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 19:05:12 +0200
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tychqye864w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 16:15:02 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>  
> But then the question comes (actually, it was Rob who said it, in a  
> discussion I had with him): is this an accurate interpretaton of the  
> HTML4 basic algorithm? That algorithm says «The search in a given  
> direction stops when the edge of the table is reached or when a data  
> cell is found after a header cell.» So why, then, does the Table  
> Inspecor include Day 1 as header for the data cells under Day 2 - what  
> is it based on?

That does seem like a bug, indeed. However, the algorithm in HTML4 doesn't  
seem to take headers found in <thead> into account which would mean you'd  
have to add scope= there if you have subheadings as in my table. I suppose  
there could be special rules for <thead> or if there is no <thead> the  
first row of the table (if that contains header cells). Probably need to  
study more tables to see what the implications are.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 8 September 2007 17:05:25 UTC

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