Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns

Jordan Reiter (jreiter@mail.slc.edu)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 23:23:12 -0400


Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 23:23:12 -0400
Message-Id: <l03110703b01d35d3528d@[198.77.183.173]>
In-Reply-To: <199708151454.IAA01286@underworld.bigpic.com>
To: neil@bigpic.com, Jeni Tennison <jft@Psychology.Nottingham.AC.UK>
From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns

At 2:59 PM -0000 8/15/97, Neil St.Laurent wrote:
>> information.  Any table could, almost by definition, be rotated such that
>> the columns become rows and vice versa.  To me, it therefore makes sense
>> that anything we can say about rows we should also be able to say about
>> columns..
>
>I like the idea of COLFOOT and COLHEAD, it seems like the simplest
>and most elegant solution.  It sholdn't be any harder to support that
>THEAD and TFOOT, but since nothing supports those...

How about defining a technique for describing all sides of a table?
Something in which there could be left, right, top, and bottom elements
that could be defined.  I don't know if COLFOOT would really solve this or
not, since a column head seems to simply be a subset of the table head,
rather than an element to define a left "header" or right "footer".
Something Like this could do the trick:

    | Column Static                Column | Static
    v                                     v
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|        | Jan | Feb | Apr | May | Jun | Total | <--  Row Static
------------------------------------------------
| Bills  |  20 |  34 | 234 |  11 |  23 |  322  |
| Pizza  ....
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| Total  |     |     |     |     |     |       | <--  Row Static
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