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Re: Header cell in top left of data tables

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:02:07 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0801290202n51777da4w1f1ea44d23238cd6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Oh yes, I understand exactly what you mean ... if you have nice hourly
columns then the TV show data is not going to match up, but to do it
minute by minute requires too many columns. Interesting proposal...
captures much greater accuracy. Need time to digest.



On Jan 28, 2008 11:42 PM, Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Jan 28, 2008 2:13 PM, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I meant literally <th scope="row">Time</th>
> >
> > But using <time> within the other headings sounds like a good plan:
> > <th scope="col"><time datetime="2008-01-28 22:00:00 +10">10 pm</time></th>
> >
> > Interesting alternative to th@abbr, although this is a very specific example.
> >
> > Is that what you had in mind?
>
> No, I meant something totally different (I realize that I made a
> mistake using <time>, we may need a new tag here, I'll use <meter> for
> example).
>
> Suppose that your TV program is precise to the minute (i.e. you have a
> show starting at 8.32 pm). You need a table with 1440 (24*60) rows,
> and you will need a bunch of colspan for every show.
>
> It would be much more easy with (accessibility feature id/headers not
> show but needed) :
> <table summary="Table summary">
>   <caption>TV guide</caption>
>   <thead>
>     <tr>
>       <th>time</th>
>       <th>Channel One</th>
>       [...]
>     </tr>
>   </thead>
>   <tside>
>     <meter min="2008-01-28 00:00" max="2008-01-28 23:59">
>   </tside>
>   <tbody>
>     <tc>
>       <td start="11:30" end="11:52">Weather</td>
>     </tc>
>   </tbody>
> </table>
>
> So a <tc> (table column) tag would be needed also...
>
> Wonder if I'm clear enough...
>
> --
>
> Olivier G.
> http://www.lespacedunmatin.info/blog/
>
>
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