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Re: Table feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:19:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901312117510.14270@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 25 Dec 2008, Ben Millard wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > [...] it required the algorithm to now make a decision about whether 
> > cells are column headers or row headers  [...]
> > 
> > Thus, the algorithm is likely going to support far fewer table types 
> > without attributes, which is going to result in a net decrease in the 
> > number of tables that are accessible.
>
> Which types are those?

For example, in this table:

http://james.html5.org/tables/table_inspector.py?algorithm=html5c&uri=&input_type=type_source&source=%3Ctable%3E%0D%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Cth%3Ea%3Ctd%3Ed%3Ctd%3Eg%0D%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3Eb%3Ctd%3Ee%3Ctd%3Eh%0D%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3Ec%3Ctd%3Ef%3Ctd%3Ei%0D%0A%3C%2Ftable%3E

...the data cells have no headers, but in the old algorithm, the "a" 
header cell would apply to at least some data cells.

Maybe the validator should warn when there is a header cell that doesn't 
apply to any data cells?

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