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Re: HTML Table Markup

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:52:57 -0400
Message-ID: <01d901c4973d$7a6057b0$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> It seems that it would make it less confusing to
> require th for all data tables...
>
I agree. Simple rules are more likely to be followed.

Last week I was making up a couple of small data tables (2 colums, 3 rows).
At first, I left off the row of TH elements thinking it wasn't really
needed. Then I added the row of TH elements to comply with the TH rule. I
think the table data became clearer and easier to understand. So I'm in
favour of TH even for small tables but I could still live with making it
optional.

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>; "Andrew Kirkpatrick"
<andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: HTML Table Markup


>
> Just a thought on this,  It seems that it would make it less confusing to
> require th for all data tables so that authors and tools wouldn't have to
> attempt to determine which was a small data table.
>
> Johnnie Apple Seed
>
Received on Friday, 10 September 2004 13:54:06 UTC

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