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Re: Data Table Collections (Research)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:11:21 +0200
Message-ID: <b79e79979f1e575ba45a505eedaa7473@10013.local>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

On 2007-09-08 17:21:56 +0200 "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

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

Perhaps you don't feel it is answering your question. But I am glad you also answered me in public-html.

>> [ ... ]
>>>   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.)

Ok. That's fine. 
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Saturday, 8 September 2007 19:12:33 UTC

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