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RE: How is it possible to devise such a feeble system?

From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 21:07:26 -0600
To: "'Darren Ferguson'" <darren@crystalballinc.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c16026$d645d8d0$682d7481@bluejay>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darren Ferguson [mailto:darren@crystalballinc.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:17 PM
> To: Jeffrey Yasskin
> Cc: 'Sampo Syreeni'; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: How is it possible to devise such a feeble system?
> 
> For this to display correctly would you not have to put a 
> table row around the top ones because the structure i see just now is
> 
> <table>
>    <td>Rates</td>
>    <td>$0-$1000</td>
>    <td>$1000-$2000</td>
>    <td>$2000+</td>
>  <tr>
>    <td>6mo</td>
>    <td>2%</td>
>    <td>3%</td>
>    <td>4%</td>
>  </tr>
>  <tr>
>    <td>2yr</td>
>    <td>4%</td>
>    <td>5%</td>
>    <td>6%</td>
>  </tr>
> </table>
> 
> Obviously there are TH in here also but i don't know XML too 
> well however
> 
> I believe you should have a <tr></tr> just after the <table>.

No, you don't need the explicit <tr>.
<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#anonymous-boxes> says: "If
the parent P of a 'table-cell' element T is not a 'table-row', an object
corresponding to a 'table-row' will be generated between P and T. This
object will span all consecutive 'table-cell' siblings (in the document
tree) of T."

You've got the right structure, however, and there ought to be <th>s,
but there aren't because the CSS2 table model isn't mature yet.

Jeffrey Yasskin
Received on Sunday, 28 October 2001 22:06:08 GMT

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