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Re: Recommendation for HTML 4.02

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 11:06:26 +1100
Message-ID: <4186CF82.10903@iinet.net.au>
To: Dave DeLong <dave@davedelong.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Firstly, HTML is no longer being worked on as HTML 4, it is highly 
unlikely that there will be an HTML 4.02.  XHTML 1.0 and 1.1 have 
supersceded it, and the current working draft of XHTML 2 [1] is the 
latest version, which is where any new proposals like this could 
possibly be included.

Dave DeLong wrote:
> It would be really useful to have a <TC> ("TableColumn") tag, as part of 
> the <TABLE> structure.

Actually, it would be better to define a generic table axis element, as 
has been suggested previously [1], which would then allow the table to 
be presented using stylesheets as either rows, like <tr> does, or as 
columns, like your proposed <tc> element would.  This has been discussed 
before, and there's more in the archives, if you look for it.  But, it 
wasn't included in the latest draft, so it looks like the HTML WG 
rejected the idea.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2004Apr/0083.html

Lachlan Hunt
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