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Re: Table property for Mobile devices

From: Justin Wood (Callek) <116057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 01:36:10 -0400
Message-ID: <414E6C49.8060402@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: Nestor Boscan <nestor.boscan@tcs.com.ve>, W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Nestor Boscan wrote:

>Hi
> 
>I've been working with several mobile technologies: WML, XHTML, PDAs, etc.
>One of the problems that comes up when creating content for this devices is
>that tables in XHTML are too big for PDA and Cell phone screens. Tables that
>have many columns have to be replaced so they can be viewed properly in the
>screen.
> 
>An example is a better way to show this:
> 
>Example 1:
> 
>+--------+--------+--------+
>|Header 1|Header 2|Header 3|
>+--------+--------+--------+
>|Value  1|Value  1|Value  1|
>+--------+--------+--------+
>|Value  2|Value  2|Value  2|
>+--------+--------+--------+
>|Value  3|Value  3|Value  3|
>+--------+--------+--------+
>
>Is replaced with:
>
>+--------+
>|Header 1|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>
>+--------+
>|Header 2|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>
>+--------+
>|Header 3|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>
>Example 2:
>
>+--------+--------+--------+--------+
>|Header 1|Value  1|Value  1|Value  1|
>+--------+--------+--------+--------+
>|Header 2|Value  2|Value  2|Value  2|
>+--------+--------+--------+--------+
>|Header 3|Value  3|Value  3|Value  3|
>+--------+--------+--------+--------+
>
>Is replaced with:
>
>+--------+
>|Header 1|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>|Value  1|
>+--------+
>
>+--------+
>|Header 2|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>|Value  2|
>+--------+
>
>+--------+
>|Header 3|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>|Value  3|
>+--------+
>
>So it would be nice to have a CSS property that can do this kind of
>transformations.
>
>Regards,
>
>Néstor Boscán 	
>
>
>
>  
>
"Transformation" is not for CSS, its XSL-T.

I would argue that the PDA/Cell-phone renderer should provide a 
"scrolling" mechanic for the table, but that is me, and may not be 
feasable. (I have never used or worked on a PDA/Cell-phone browser)

~Justin Wood (Callek on moznet irc)
Received on Monday, 20 September 2004 05:37:30 GMT

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