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Re: table and meter : timeline, timesheet

From: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 14:30:46 +0200
Message-ID: <e2c275120810240530w68788fc1pdd6fe6c5cd5af3c8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> Olivier GENDRIN wrote:
>> The idea was to allow <meter> into <thead> > <tr> at the same level
>> than <th>, to allow to build timelines, timesheets or multi channel TV
>> programms without using hundreds of table cells.
> I'm not sure I understand the problem you are trying to solve, nor why using
> <meter> in the way you describe would be an appropriate solution.  But
> rather than focussing on any potential solution at this stage, it would help
> if you could provide some sort of examples, or perhaps an illustration of
> the kind of table you want to create, in order to explain the use case and
> problems better.

Hi Lachlan, thank you for asking.

I wish to ease the build of timelines like
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/bronk/timeline.jpg and
(note the log scale)
http://www.nature.com/bjp/journal/v143/n6/images/0705938f2.gif in pure
semantic HTML, or TV programs like http://www.cesoirtv.com/.

It's doable right now with table, but it needs hundreds of td, and
it's less semantic than with a @interval attribute (using any number
of start/end pairs).

Olivier G.
Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 12:31:23 UTC

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