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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 17:21:56 +0200
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tyccyuif64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:43:31 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>  
wrote:
> 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 do you mean?


> [ ... ]
>>  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.

Ah, indeed. That makes sense. I'll update the post whenever migration to  
my new host is complete. (Site is more or less down (as far as commenting,  
editing, etc. is concerned) in between to make migration relatively  
painless.)


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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