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Re: Hierarchies with tabular data...

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:06:30 +0300
Message-Id: <5F92F1FD-2F09-46AC-B895-48E4917D275E@iki.fi>
Cc: "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>

On Oct 14, 2007, at 15:19, Ben 'Cerbera' Millard wrote:

> [[[
> The datagrid element represents an interactive representation of  
> tree, list, or tabular data.
> ]]]
> So is it suitable for presenting data? It seems to need rather a  
> lot of markup to populate it without scripting. It is quite  
> different from how authors are currently making hierarchical tables  
> in HTML, too. The degradation in pre-HTML5 UAs looks like it will  
> be quite undesirable compared to <table>, which already works.

The current draft says that you can put a <table> as the child of  
<datagrid> and gives an algorithm for UAs to use for populating the  
initial state of the <datagrid> widget from the nested <table>. The  
degradation behavior is that the <table> is rendered.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 09:06:49 UTC

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