Subject: Re: Lines in Tables Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.firstname.lastname@example.org> From: email@example.com (Michael Johnson) To: firstname.lastname@example.org (HTML discussion list) Date: Fri, 09 Dec 94 15:19:15 EST Steve DeRose writes: >Why start all over when we can start from experience and >improve on it? At the very least, seeing how it's done before >will introduce one to a wider range of possibilities. Actually, what I proposed is based on experience, it just isn't CALS. It is a slightly more powerful version of the rules and borders controls from IBM Bookmaster. The RULES attribute in BOOKIE is the same as I proposed. The FRAME attribute is not as powerful as my suggested changes to BORDERS. Adding the RULES attribute to <TR> might indeed have merit, but there's a gray area that needs to be addressed, namely what to do when adjacent rows do not agree on whether they should have horizontal rules. Should the rule between the two rows be drawn or not? My personal feeling is that it should be. Another approach might be to establish that only the trailing (or only the leading) horizontal rule is to be affected by the RULES attribute for a row. Michael Johnson Relay Technology, Inc.