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[whatwg] overflow:auto in tbody

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 09:07:16 +0200
Message-ID: <FB95BBE3-36D4-11D9-8222-003065B8CF0E@iki.fi>
On Nov 15, 2004, at 01:09, Laurens Holst wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> See the illustration at 
>> http://www.hut.fi/u/hsivonen/misc/table-scroll/
>> The first image shows the entire (nested) table. The other images 
>> show how the headers and footer would interact with the viewport when 
>> scrolling.
>
> Wouldn't this encourage page authors to use tables for page layouts?

It could. However, I think the benefit of having this feature for 
displaying tabular data is greater than the trouble it might cause for 
anti-layout-table activists.

> Another thing is, is this something the WHATWG should specify, or is 
> it just a feature to implement for UA's?

I think the right way to spec it would be as new values for the CSS 
'display' property. So I guess www-style would be a better forum than 
this list.

> And what in case there are two tables next to eachother which 
> partially overlap in the vertically?

Perhaps that should be a condition for disabling the header/footer 
stickiness. Why would you make tables with real tabular data overlap?

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://iki.fi/hsivonen/
Received on Sunday, 14 November 2004 23:07:16 UTC

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