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Re: Proposal: Fixed Table Headers in CSS

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:31:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4B287EB1.907@terrainformatica.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>, Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mine too, but does so by pushing previous sticky elements in the same
>> direction out of the way, which would also include the H1. Maybe there is
>> some way around that which I haven't thought of, for when you want two
>> levels of sticky elements inside each other.
> Ah, I see what you're imagining now.  Interesting.  We'll have to give
> this some thought to see which would end up more useful and more sane
> to specify/implement.

As far as I understand this is about so called scrollable grids.
I think that Microsoft Excel is the most known modern example of this.

I've made couple of attempts to implements such <table>s and can say
that configuration like:

<table fixedcols=1 fixedrows=1 style="overflow:auto">..</table>

is the least controversial from any other solutions I tried.
But not perfect of course.

Here is how such tables may look like:

It appears as number of fixed rows/columns defined for the table
is significantly more robust as a solution rather than defining
fixed position for each cell.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Wednesday, 16 December 2009 06:32:02 UTC

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