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scrollable tables-browsers?

From: Joakim Hhl <joakim.hahl@magazine.se>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 13:48:20 +0200
Message-ID: <EDC2AE578654D211A27000A0C98337C38401@mail.magazine.se>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
In Builder.com's article about html4 "20 questions about html4"
(http://builder.com/Authoring/Html40/?st.bl.advtech..html4
<http://builder.com/Authoring/Html40/?st.bl.advtech..html4> ) there is a
section regarding tables that are interesting. Im thinking about question
11: How can i use the new <colgroup> tag to improve table layout? In the
last paragraph on that page (http://builder.com/Authoring/Html40/ss11.html
<http://builder.com/Authoring/Html40/ss11.html> ) you can read the
following:

	It's also worth noting that there are some other changes to table
design in HTML 4.0, including incremental display of large tables as data is
received, scrollable tables with fixed headers and footers, and better
support for breaking tables across pages for printing. For more information,
consult the W3C <http://www.w3.org/>  for changes regarding tables within
the HTML 4.0 spec. 

The scrollable table-option is one that seems rather more interesting than
the average new tag you can find. As the text suggested i searched for more
deeper info at the w3c-site (mainly:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html
<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html> ) , but it offered no
deeper understanding for the scrollable tablesoption. I consulted the
ciwah-newsgroup-search (http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/ciwah.html
<http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/ciwah.html> ) and one posting there suggested
that html 4 does support the scrollable table, but the present browsers
don't.

Anyone heard anything about the browser-development getting somewhere in
this area?


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