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[css3-tables] Allow freeze of table headings similar to Microsoft Excel

From: Belov, Charles <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:03:43 -0700
Message-ID: <E17F75B6E86AE842A57B4534F82D03769C309E@MTAMAIL.muni.sfgov.org>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
I would like to see CSS implement table heading freezing, both
horizontally and vertically, similar to Microsoft Excel.  Available
JavaScript solutions commonly fail in one way or another and can have
cross-browser issues.  A search of the www-style archive for table
freeze brought up only one relevant post, from 2002:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002May/0153.html

Unfortunately, the CSS3 table spec does not appear to be available, and
the note at http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work implies there are
no changes planned beyond documentation.  I am having a hard time
believing this issue has not come up more than a single post 8 years
ago.  I do think a CSS solution would be much easier than a JavaScript
one (not to mention saved bandwidth).

Hope this helps,
Charles Belov
SFMTA Webmaster
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 21:57:20 GMT

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