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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 15:40:56 +0200
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tyd2yixl64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sun, 09 Sep 2007 12:43:34 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
> [...]

At some point in this thread I admitted that scope= was indeed redundant  
in my table per the algorithm given in  
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/tables.html#h-11.4.3 HTML4. However, the  
reason the scope= attribute was included was not because data cells would  
not be associated with header cells but because header cells would  
otherwise be associated with the wrong headers. (I misremembered that.)  
For instance, following the algorithm of HTML4 in the absense of scope=  
the "Day 2 ..." header would get "Day 1 ..." as header.

I suppose this could be circumvented by requiring that headers for header  
cells are directly adjacent to those cells.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 9 September 2007 13:41:13 UTC

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