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ISSUE-57 (Joshue): @headers [HTML 5 spec]

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ISSUE-57 (Joshue): @headers [HTML 5 spec]

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/

Raised by: Joshue O Connor
On product: HTML 5 spec

The current wording for the headers attribute only allows the space separated token values to reference the id attribute of a header cell(th). It states

"The headers attribute, if specified, must contain a string consisting of an unordered set of unique space-separated tokens, each of which must have the value of an ID of a th element ..."

As hierarchical headers are not allowed in HTML5, this means that conceptual headers (cells that contain data and have their own header,but act as a header for other cells in the table) must be marked up as a td. As these cells are conceptually headings, the headers attribute should be able to reference the id attribute of these cells.

Related References
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5822
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/IssueTableHeaders
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2007May/0049.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/0145.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Mar/0215.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/tabular.html#headers
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