Re: TFOOT before TBODY?

Colin F Reynolds (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 00:19:57 +0000

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 00:19:57 +0000
From: Colin F Reynolds <>
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Subject: Re: TFOOT before TBODY?

In article <>, Nir Dagan
<> writes
>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.

If I may put my tuppence in, what's wrong with having TFOOT _optionally_
before _or_ after the TBODY? Surely this would allow for the gradual
phasing in of this element, whilst allowing backward compatibility?
Colin Reynolds, The Net Effect (World Wide) Ltd
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