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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:32:50 +0300
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Al Gilman <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <79A4EE91-20C1-47C9-A63F-AC7E3EF498D6@iki.fi>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

On Sep 25, 2008, at 11:04, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> BTW, when I asked for expedited consideration regarding this issue  
> in 2006 because I was *about to write code* pertaining to this spec  
> area, Hixie guessed (http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2006-October/007430.html 
> ) that the spec would have headers/id but only pointing to th in the  
> same table would be conforming. If you try, you'll notice that the  
> code is still running in Validator.nu, which means my guess is that  
> we'll end up having headers/id in the spec.

I should have checked the current draft first, so to clarify:
headers/id is already in the draft for pointing to th elements but the  
concept of chained header cells isn't and pointing to td is not allowed.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2008 08:33:34 UTC

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