Re: <table summary> and <td headers> (was: Re: <font> (was Support Existing Content))

On Wed, 02 May 2007 14:59:46 +0200, Ray Dickman <>  
>> Indeed. At least summary= is often abused by authors: "Table used for
>> layout", "Grid of 3 by 2 cells", etc. Given how determining cell headers
>> is defined I wonder about use cases for headers=.
> In the case of complex data tables (where there may be headings that span
> multiple sub-headings for example), people can use the headers attribute  
> to link that data to a <th>'s id value.  Basically, in a table that isn't
> simple enough to just use scope, associating data to headings using  
> headers and ids is very useful.

I'm aware how headers= works. I don't think your use case is one where it  
is needed though. Could you give a concrete example (maybe even in code)?

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 13:03:36 UTC