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Re: table and meter : timeline, timesheet

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:20:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4901D99B.5040507@lachy.id.au>
To: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Olivier GENDRIN wrote:
> I wish to ease the build of timelines like
> http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/images/timelines/marey_1885.jpg,
> http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/images/BoardBios/MPGC-BoardTimeline.png,
> http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/bronk/timeline.jpg and
> (note the log scale)
> http://www.nature.com/bjp/journal/v143/n6/images/0705938f2.gif in pure
> semantic HTML, or TV programs like http://www.cesoirtv.com/.
> 
> It's doable right now with table, but it needs hundreds of td, and
> it's less semantic than with a @interval attribute (using any number
> of start/end pairs).

OK, that's an interesting use case.  Although it needs a lot more 
investigation before we could possibly come up with a suitable solution, 
if it is indeed a case that we should work on solving.  I'm not sure 
that trying to use a table really is the best solution anyway, 
considering those are more like graphs instead of tables.  There are 
also other possible solutions to consider using, such as SVG.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 14:21:05 UTC

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