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Re: Why use SCOPE instead of TH

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:33:51 +0100
Message-ID: <45C0A8CF.9090503@w3development.de>
To: WCAG-WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Bruce

Bailey, Bruce schrieb:
> Johannes points out:
> 		<!-- TH is for headers, TD for data, but for cells acting as both use TD -->
> From URL:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#h-11.2.6
> While I am a little chagrined that it took me eight or nine years to become aware of this particular detail, I am actually quite grateful for that little nugget!  But I have to ask, how authoritative is it?  Is a comment within sample code actually meant to be normative?

It's not sample code. It's taken from the document type definition. 
Another point: If td elements cannot be used in these cases, why are 
abbr and scope attributes allowed for td also?

Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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