Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns

Jeni Tennison (jft@Psychology.Nottingham.AC.UK)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 15:12:22 +0100


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Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 15:12:22 +0100
To: jptxs <jptxs@idt.net>
From: Jeni Tennison <jft@Psychology.Nottingham.AC.UK>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns

At 14:51 +0100 15/8/97, jptxs wrote:
>... and in most of these it would be nice to have either the rightmost or
>leftmost column being static.
>
>then why not use frames?

Because if you have a table that's, say, half way through a page, it's
difficult to organise a frame such that the row headings line up with the
table rows.  Plus, if the table is long, you have to scroll down both the
frames in sync in order to get the rows to line up properly.  So frames
will only work well if the table takes up the entire window and no vertical
scrolling is needed, which is relatively rare (?).

If using frames was an option for this kind of problem, there wouldn't be a
need for the THEAD and TFOOT elements either.

Jeni