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Re: table and ol combi

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 03:15:59 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20030124111559.1301.qmail@web20203.mail.yahoo.com>
To: (wrong string) äper" <christoph@paeper.de>, www-html@w3.org


--- Christoph_Päper <christoph@paeper.de> wrote:
> 
> *Joris Huizer* <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>:
> >
> > Now, I think it would be best to represent the
> data
> > using a ondered list - but it's also a table
> 
> A list is more or less just a one-dimensional table
> (at least ol and ul) and a
> table an n-dimensional list, thus I don't see the
> problem here.

Hmm... yeah maybe that's right. But if you really
state a table is a n-dimensional list, isn't it
logical to use list items ( <li> ) in the table ? It
might look a bit weird if you're used to <td>s though



> If you wanted auto generated numbers, you /could/
> use CSS:
> 
>   tbody tr::before {content: counter(charts)}
> 
> The most I could think of that HTML could do here,
> was to offer an attribute for
> specifying by which column or row a table is sorted
> and how, like (fictitious):
> 
>   <col sorted="numeral" id="pos"><col id="song"><col
> id="artist">...
> 
> But what would UAs do with that piece of
> information?
> 
> Christoph Päper
> 
> 



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