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Re: DESC and TABLE: descriptions for groups of elements (fwd)

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 09:46:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199710231346.JAA18702@access5.digex.net>
To: megazone@livingston.com (MegaZone)
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
to follow up on what MegaZone said:
> 
> The problem is nesting order.
> 

There is a proposal for a TSPAN which accomplishes a rectangular
select within a table in 

http://www.access.digex.net/%7Easgilman/web-access/TABLE/straw1.html

This element has to be in the tag-soup class, not the must-nest
class.  So to know what TSPAN you are closing, you need an ID.

This may break SGML parsers.

This is not part of the HC proposal -- even the small team never
got its hands around the idea.

Entifying a sub-rectangle in row and column coordinates is a very
useful thing to have.

But we can't rush it through and expect to do it right.

Sorry.

-- Al
Received on Thursday, 23 October 1997 09:47:49 GMT

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