TFOOT before TBODY?

Nir Dagan (nir.dagan@econ.upf.es)
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 00:29:00 -0500 (EST)


Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 00:29:00 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199802280533.GAA10708@darwin.upf.es>
To: www-html@w3.org
From: nir.dagan@econ.upf.es (Nir Dagan)
Subject: TFOOT before TBODY?

The spec states explicitly that the TFOOT element 
in a table must appear before the TBODY.

This doesn't make much sense with backward compatibility
as older browsers will understand it as part of the table body
and show its rows above the TBODY.

I think then that writing TFOOT after the TBODY makes 
more sense, although it has some disadvantage
with rendering the TFOOT before all the table is retrieved.
(as explained in the spec.)

Its not valid, (but it will validate in a sgml parser)

Reference:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html

Nir Dagan                            
Asistant Professor of Economics      
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona (Spain)

email: dagan@upf.es
URL: http://www.econ.upf.es/%7Edagan/