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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:52:22 +0100
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To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "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>

hi henri,

>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.
>http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#headers


Indeed it is, but without allowing headers to be chained and/or point
to a td I cannot think of a situation where it would be useful, so it
serves no purpose and may as well be taken out.

regards
stevef

2008/9/25 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>:
>
> 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.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#headers
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>
>
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