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HTML Tables Freeze Panes

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 20:08:37 +0000
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
CC: "Vasan@Softeon.com" <Vasan@Softeon.com>
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From: public-html-wg-issue-tracking-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-wg-issue-tracking-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Vasan@Softeon.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 3:20 PM
To: public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org
Subject: HTML Tables Freeze Panes


We have a web application that is fully HTML based. Currently we have a feature in Internet Explorer to build a HTML table with a Fixed Header by using the below style tag on the TR element. top: expression(this.parentElement.parentElement.parentElement.parentElement.scrollTop-3);

Currently, I am unable to locate a parallel feature that would work for other browsers. I recommend that we must add a similar feature in the specification to say <tbody style="overflow: auto"></tbody> and the table body must be allowed to scroll. We must extend this to be available for the columns as well. using colgroup.

The work around we are using is two tables one for the header and one for the body of the table contents. Now synchronizing the alignment across tables becomes a major issue.

Any help in this regard is appreciated.

With Regards
Vasan Ramani
Received on Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:09:18 UTC

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