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Re: revised table headers design is OK, right?

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:46:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4993F003.8020105@opera.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> Trying to step through it for half an hour did my head in at this time 
> of day, and I couldn't easily print out the relevant bit so I could set 
> myself up with enough registers to be a computer. So instead, can anyone 
> explain what are the headers for the cell whose content is "cell 2 2" in 
> the attached table?

The table inspector says "Australia Melbourne Buses Red" [1], but I make 
no promises whatsoever about it being bug free.

FWIW although I am not the droid that DanC was looking for, in my 
limited testing the current algorithm seems to work well; comparably 
well to the Smart Headers algorithm and with the advantage of assigning 
row/column status to headers which is apparently an implementation 
requirement. The previous proviso about the bugginess of the table 
inspector still applies; if the design is stabilizing it would be good 
to get some testcases for this area of the spec.

[1] http://tinyurl.com/b7t7wu
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