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Re: Question about tables

From: John Britsios <webmaster@webnauts.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:44:06 +0100
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To: "Becker, Klaus \(LNG-MUE\)" <Klaus.Becker@lexisnexis.de>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Klaus,

 I thought this link might be useful to you:

Kind regards,

John S. Britsios
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Becker, Klaus (LNG-MUE)" <Klaus.Becker@lexisnexis.de>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 2:02 PM
Subject: Question about tables


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

LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH
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