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Re: table and meter : timeline, timesheet

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 20:46:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0810242044580.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 24 Oct 2008, 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).

I think this is interesting, but probably isn't something we should do in 
HTML5. Maybe for HTML6?

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