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XHTML 2.0 Table - axis attribute

From: Tobias Schultze <webmaster@tubo-world.de>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:04:46 +0200
To: <www-html@w3.org>, <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
Message-ID: <078D393C94134B9DA3A2C18492820C27@TuboPC>

I request to change the axis attribute to a space-separated list of values 
in XHTML 2.0

Current definition:
"This attribute may be used to place a cell into conceptual categories that 
can be considered to form axes in an n-dimensional space. User agents may 
give users access to these categories (e.g., the user may query the user 
agent for all cells that belong to certain categories, the user agent may 
present a table in the form of a table of contents, etc.). Please consult 
the section on categorizing cells for more information. The value of this 
attribute is a comma-separated list of category names."

It is inconsistent with other attributes supporting lists of values by 
separating them with space. For example the headers attribute in the table
Furthermore it makes it impossible to cooperate with css selectors which
also define 
attribute selectors of space separated values (ex. E[foo~="warning"]) but 
not for comma separeted values. And since the purpose of AXIS is to support 
a filtering capability this can be very important.

Tobias Schultze

Btw: I also posted it at
http://htmlwg.mn.aptest.com/cgi-bin/xhtml2-issues?findid=8061 but 
that tracker seems to be dead.
Received on Friday, 24 July 2009 03:06:18 UTC

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