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

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:52:19 +0100
Message-ID: <48DB7B73.7060305@cam.ac.uk>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
CC: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Gez Lemon wrote:
> 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?

I have (in conjunction with others) put forward a detailed proposal for this 
which is available *in the form of running code* [1]. DO you have any 
suggestions for improving it?

[1] http://james.html5.org/tables/table_inspector.html

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