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[whatwg] Enhanced data tables

From: Dethe Elza <dethe.elza@blastradius.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 08:28:03 -0800
Message-ID: <A1C50561B5543D45A91A0E5505A79B982279A4@luke.radius.ad>
Matthew Thomas wrote:

> I don't know what you mean by that. (If you mean that <thead> and 
> <tfoot> should, if there is room, remain visible while a table is being 
> scrolled, like they do in spreadsheets, I think browsers should be 
> doing that anyway. <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53702> 
> Merely inventing new syntax for it wouldn't make it easier to 
> implement.)

Well, if that's what's desired, it can be accomplished in conformant browsers by simply setting size and overflow properties on the <tbody/> element via CSS.  In IE it takes more work--a lot more work--but it can be done.  Sorting isn't much harder, but would be easier if the DOM NodeList were a proper Javascript array (since arrays already have a sort method).

--Dethe

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