Re: Header cell in top left of data tables

On Jan 28, 2008 2:13 PM, Ben Boyle <> wrote:
> I meant literally <th scope="row">Time</th>
> But using <time> within the other headings sounds like a good plan:
> <th scope="col"><time datetime="2008-01-28 22:00:00 +10">10 pm</time></th>
> Interesting alternative to th@abbr, although this is a very specific example.
> Is that what you had in mind?

No, I meant something totally different (I realize that I made a
mistake using <time>, we may need a new tag here, I'll use <meter> for

Suppose that your TV program is precise to the minute (i.e. you have a
show starting at 8.32 pm). You need a table with 1440 (24*60) rows,
and you will need a bunch of colspan for every show.

It would be much more easy with (accessibility feature id/headers not
show but needed) :
<table summary="Table summary">
  <caption>TV guide</caption>
      <th>Channel One</th>
    <meter min="2008-01-28 00:00" max="2008-01-28 23:59">
      <td start="11:30" end="11:52">Weather</td>

So a <tc> (table column) tag would be needed also...

Wonder if I'm clear enough...

Olivier G.

Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 13:42:56 UTC