Re: Hierarchies with tabular data...

Peter Krantz wrote:
> On 10/14/07, Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <> wrote:
>> These are the things we need links to. Pictures of operating systems 
>> where
>> the interface is built without using HTML are less relevant than actual 
>> use
>> cases of heirarchical tables published in HTML.
> Example 4 was such a table in HTML.
> [...]
> [4] <>

That's an interactive widget which might eventually be better as a 
<datagrid>. The [actual website] doesn't use this widget, so it seems like a 
somewhat [artificial example].

[actual website] <>
[artificial example] 

Peter Krantz wrote:
> There is a chicken and egg scenario at work here. Maybe it will be 
> difficult to find such tables
> in HTML becaues they are hard to do? This does not mean that there isn't a 
> need for them...

Indeed, that's why I include links to some PDF, Excel and ASCII table 
collections in [my research].

I simulated converting some into HTML to see how feasible that might be for 
the original authors. There are other variants which could be made, such as 
the [headers+id] patch technique from Stephen Ferg. Everyone is welcome to 
help spread the workload.

[the readme] <>

Peter Krantz wrote:
> Typically tree tables appear in many document management solutions.
> See [1] for another HTML-based example (requires signup to their trial
> service).
> [1]:

How many is "many"? Links to these other examples you've found would be 
useful. Preferrably ones where you just click the link and it's their!

Ben 'Cerbera' Millard
Collections of Interesting Data Tables

Received on Sunday, 14 October 2007 13:10:34 UTC