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[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 19:03:33 -0500
Message-ID: <4553C1D5.1070606@inkedblade.net>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
>> scope="" will probably only be allowed for THs. Maybe it should be 
>> REQUIRED for THs that aren't in obvious locations (first row, first 
>> column, or whatever).
> 
> Maybe.  I think the spec should explicitly define how to determine which 
> header cells are associated with each cell.  IIRC, the HTML 4 spec does 
> define an algorithm like that, so maybe it could be improved.

The HTML 4 spec says to use TD for a cell that functions both as data cell
and an header cell. [1] For these cases, it would be necessary to allow
scope on TDs.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html40/struct/tables.html#h-11.4.1

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 9 November 2006 16:03:33 UTC

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