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Re: Extra table markup (was Re: BOF meeting to discuss XHTML and spec-prod at the W3C working group event at the end of February?)

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@East.Sun.COM>
Date: 17 Jan 2001 17:24:48 +0700
To: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-ID: <87u26yblvu.fsf@East.Sun.COM>
/ Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org> was heard to say:
| Paul Grosso wrote:
| 
| >  Perhaps the stylesheet
| >  could be modified to avoid this sometimes, but given that the
| >  authoritative version is the XML and the HTML is generated, I'm
| >  a little uncertain what harm is done by the extra markup.
| 
| Removing the optional elements thead and tbody and the default
| values rowspan="1" colspan="1" would save 9k [1] of file size
| in the three parts of XML Schema taken together. 

The thead and tbody elements have structural significance. I think
removing them to save 9k out of 1.4M (a savings of 0.0006% if I'm
not mistaken) is unwarranted. :-)

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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