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

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:39:59 +0200
To: "Ben Millard" <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uh2ssxtxidj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 07:52:50 +0200, Ben Millard  
<cerbera@projectcerbera.com> wrote:

> James Graham wrote:
>> That suggests that the automatic association should only occur if the  
>> header has
>> the a row/colspan (depending on the direction we are looking along)  
>> that is
>> greater than or equal to that of the cells it is being associated with.
> James Graham wrote:
>> Apparently this was a case that Simon and Ben discussed for the original
>> smart headers algorithm that got lost along the way somewhere. I've  
>> changed
>> it in the table inspector now so that it is handled correctly.
> For any interested archeologists, there was discussion about this on  
> #whatwg:
> <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20080925#l-601>

I looked through some of your tables and tested it against the newly  
implemented rule.

# [15:46] <zcorpan_> it doesn't work with  
# [15:56] <zcorpan_>  
is another case where it fails

It worked correctly for those tables without the newly implemented rule.

Some observations:

    * Those two were columns -- Gez had rows.

    * Those two had the relevant header cells at the top of the table --
      Gez had data cells to the left of the relevant header cells.

I guess we need a bigger sample of tables to know what to do for this  
particular case. Could this pattern of cells be detected by a script?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 26 September 2008 06:40:37 UTC

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