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Re: function and impacts (was: @scope and @headers reform)

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:26:42 +0200
To: "Ben Millard" <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uich6stcidj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:39:59 +0200, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:

>> For any interested archeologists, there was discussion about this on  
>> #whatwg:
>>
>> <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20080925#l-601>
>
> I looked through some of your tables and tested it against the newly  
> implemented rule.
>
> # [15:46] <zcorpan_> it doesn't work with  
> http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/2007/tables/clark2006/06-gui/minimal
> # [15:56] <zcorpan_>  
> http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/2007/tables/clark2006/19-movies/minimal  
> is another case where it fails
>
> It worked correctly for those tables without the newly implemented rule.
>
> Some observations:
>
>     * Those two were columns -- Gez had rows.
>
>     * Those two had the relevant header cells at the top of the table --
>       Gez had data cells to the left of the relevant header cells.
>
> I guess we need a bigger sample of tables to know what to do for this  
> particular case. Could this pattern of cells be detected by a script?

I just found that it also breaks a table in the spec:

    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/dom.html#dynamic-markup-insertion

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2008 12:27:42 UTC

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