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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:43:31 +0200
Message-ID: <baa032223c327572caded7f264bc567e@10013.local>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

2007-09-08 11:11:07 +0200 "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>:

> On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 06:36:38 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>  
> wrote:
>>>> [...] thanks to Ben Millard there is a fourth algorithm called "smart 
>>>> colspan" which would make my usage of scope in the Tour du Mont Blanc 
>>>> table superfluous.
>> 
>> Which it allready is - in HTML4.
> 
> I'm not sure how this comment was relevant to the HTML WG,

Then why even debate in this forum.

[ ... ]
>  What exactly in  the 
> HTML4 specification tells you that the header would apply to the  rowgroup 
> (and just that rowgroup) if the scope= attribute was omitted?

HTML4 says: «The search in a given direction stops when the edge of the table is reached **or when a data cell is found after a header cell**.» Hence, it is is possible that the Table Inspector is wrong: I.e. it is possible that «Refuge des Mottets» should not see both «Day two» as well as «Day one» as its headers.
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Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Saturday, 8 September 2007 13:44:05 UTC

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