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

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:10:59 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920809250210k1cd7689jcd9a36a9f620bfd4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "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>, public-html@w3.org

2008/9/25 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>:
> Would it not work if the cell pointed to were marked up as a th instead of
> marking it up as a td? If a cell is a header to the point of having the
> headers attribute point to it, why isn't it a header to the point of being
> marked up as th?
>
> (Guiding authors to mark their header cells as th is the onramp to get into
> a situation where the headers attribute can fade away in most cases once
> automatic association algorithm implementations enter the installed base.)

Nested headers aren't allowed at the moment, but if they are allowed
later, how would the automatic associations for a th in the middle of
a table work?

Gez

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