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Question about tables

From: Becker, Klaus (LNG-MUE) <Klaus.Becker@lexisnexis.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 14:02:30 +0100
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maybe my posting belongs to another group (-> xhtml). But it has also a
reference to WCAG-Guidelines.

Ok, I have a question about the use of the elements THEAD, TBODY  and TFOOT.
In the xhtml-dtd the element TABLE is described as followed:

<!ELEMENT table
     (caption?, (col*|colgroup*), thead?, tfoot?, (tbody+|tr+))>

In my opinion, none of the elements THEAD, TBODY  and TFOOT dependent on
another element. I can use every element as "stand alone" element. On some
websites (for example: w3c-schools -> xhtml) it is said, that every element
of those three elements is used with each other of those three elements: The
three Elements can only be used all together and not "stand alone". 

In the document "HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0" explainded the use of those
elements as followed:

> Use thead to group repeated table headers, tfoot for 
> repeated table footers, and tbody for other groups of rows.

There is no talk about a reference between those elements.

What is the correct use of the elements THEAD, TBODY  and TFOOT?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards

Klaus Becker - Senior Developer

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