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Re: Please clarify "rowgroup" (PR#7827)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:20:52 -0600 (CST)
To: jimjjewett@gmail.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060124162052.9B7A07B6AF@hades.mn.aptest.com>

We have implemented your change as proposed.

> The scope attribute of a table cell can be "rowgroup", which is nicely
> parallel with colgroup.
> 
> There is no such element, nor is there any easy cross-reference to
> discover that rowgroup is an abstract class meaning "any of thead,
> tbody (which can repeat), or tfoot"
> 
> Even when these elements are described as similar, they are often said
> to delimit table sections rather than rowgroups, so a text search may
> not find them.
> 
> When rowgroups are mentioned explicitly, the text says that each of
> these elements "contains" rather than "creates" a rowgroup, which
> again sent me looking for a rowgroup element.
> 
> Suggested changes:
> 
> At http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-tables.html#adef_tables_rowspan
> change:
> """
> rowspan = Number
> This attribute specifies the number of rows spanned by the current
> cell. The default value of this attribute is one ("1"). The value zero
> ("0") means that the cell spans all rows from the current row to the
> last row of the table section ( thead, tbody, or tfoot) in which the
> cell is defined.
> """
> into:
> """
> rowspan = Number
> This attribute specifies the number of rows spanned by the current
> cell. The default value of this attribute is one ("1").
> The value zero ("0") means that the cell spans all rows from the
> current row to the last row of the current table section (rowgroup) in
> which the cell is defined.  thead, tbody, and tfoot elements are
> rowgroups.
> """
> 
> At http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-tables.html#adef_tables_scope
> change:
> """
> rowgroup: The header cell provides header information for the rest of
> the row group that contains it.
> """
> into:
> """
> rowgroup: The header cell provides header information for the rest of
> the row group (thead, tbody, or tfoot element) that contains it.
> """
> 
> At http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-tables.html#sec_29.5.
> change:
> """
> The tbody element contains rows of table data. In tables that also
> contain thead or tfoot elements, all of these sections must contain
> the same number of columns.
> """
> into:
> """
> A tbody element contains rows of table data. Each tbody element
> creates a rowgroup.  In tables that also contain thead or tfoot
> elements, all of these sections must contain the same number of
> columns.
> """
> 
> At http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-tables.html#sec_29.7.
> change:
> """
> When present, each thead, tfoot, and tbody contains a row group. Each
> row group must contain at least one row, defined by the tr element.
> """
> into:
> """
> When present, each thead, tfoot, and tbody creates a row group. Each
> row group must contain at least one row, defined by the tr element.
> """
> 
> -jJ
> 
> 
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