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[Bug 11479] add new row and rowgroup elements

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Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 08:52:53 +0000
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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2010-12-06 08:52:53 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> currently, browsers only apply background-color and maybe background-image css
> to col and colgroup elements.  I don't know if this is the place for this, but
> I think it would be proper for col and colgroup, row, and rowgroup to at
> *least* have a class and
> a style attribute, and other "on..." events associated with the global
> attributes.  
> also, MUCH more CSS would need to be applied to the col and colgroup, row and
> rowgroup elements, with the reasoning that whatever you can do with the row and
> rowgroup elements, you should be able to do with the col and colgroup elements.
>  events, all kinds of css, etc.  not sure if an id would make sense on a column
> - would it?  maybe.  depends on how you render it or treat it.
> I think row and rowgroup are logical companions for col and colgroup.  I think
> they should have been there ever since tables began.  
> If you had a red row and green col in a cross formation, I would think that the
> center would be red, unless the cell in the center has its own overriding
> color, because I would think the row has a higher priority, it being the
> closer-to-the-action element.

I know you said this was a separate bug for rowgroup, but it seems to simply
DUPE Bug #11474 which you closed as WONTFIX.

HTML5 already has elements representing rows ("tr") and row groups ("tbody").
Minting new names for semantics already long represented by HTML is a bad idea
because you lose backwards compatibility.  So there's nothing more for the spec
to do here.

The "col", "colgroup", "tr", and "tbody" elements already take the global
attributes (including events, "class", "style", and "id"). So there's nothing
more for the spec to do here.

The application of CSS to these elements is a matter for the CSS WG, /not/ the
HTML WG bug tracker.  So there's nothing more for the spec to do here either.

Can we close this bug?

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