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Re: Layout tables [ was summary attribute required? history.]

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 09:48:19 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>\
Cc: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Are these simply aliases for the usual table elements, or do they have 
different semantics?  (I'd assume the latter, for you to have gone thru the 

Would you be interested in offering these as an HXTML module?


At 09:37 PM 3/5/01 +0100, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 3:24 PM -0500 3/5/01, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>>Or better yet, define a new XHTML attribute for TABLE, say "purpose", 
>>with values "layout" or "data".  It would default to data.
>Might be better to create different elements for data tables and
>layout tables even.  (That's the approach we've taken for Edapta's
>...er Reef's...internal XML language.)
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>

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