HTML3 Tables

Jonsm@aol.com
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:53:15 -0500


Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:53:15 -0500
From: Jonsm@aol.com
Message-Id: <950307145309_42136011@aol.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: HTML3 Tables

Has consideration been given to per cell border control in tables? For
example I would like to visually achieve groupings over a variable number of
rows (SQL GROUP BY) or I might want to call attention to a specific cell.  

The border attribute would need to support LEFT/RIGHT/TOP/BOTTOM borders.
Another brodering method would be to just add the BORDER attribute to the TD
element which would outline the cell. A combination of empty cells with
border tags arranged in a row/col could achieve the same arbitary border
effect without the need for a position attribute.

I would also like to see a border weight attribute - HAIRLINE/THICK/THIN.

I see that some control of borders can be achieved with nested tables. I
would just like to have an easier way.

Also, how about a align=decimal option or is that what align = JUSTIFY
implies for numerical data?