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Re: Data and layout tables: examples

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 09:31:47 -0400
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To: "Eric Velleman" <E.Velleman@bartimeus.nl>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

All these tables have significant, regular data structure conveyed by the 

These are _all_ 'data' tables in the colloquial parlance.

In each case there is a special relationship between the content of one 
cell and
the content of another cell in the same row.  These relationships are connoted
by this geometrical alignment; and the nature of the relationship is repeated
row after row.

In the cases where you gave headers, the nature of the repeating 
relationship is
explained in the pattern of headers.


At 08:53 AM 2003-06-03, Eric Velleman wrote:

>If i may follow up on my question about data and layout tables.
>Thank you everybody who allready sent me answers about definitions.
>Could you comment on the following examples:
>Question: are the examples that follow data or layout tables (supposing 
>that table markup has been used)?
>1. What about a table that is used to layout the following columns for a 
>list of about 150 people:
>Name, telephone number, building number, floor, internal code
>2. A table that is used to layout a train timetable into three columns for 
>the trains from Amsterdam to Utrecht:
>departure, arrival, sort of train
>3. A table that is used for the following 'data' (sorry, i used spaces in 
>this mail to fake columns):
>Name,           Telephone number
>Eric                +31 12 3456789
>Peter              +31 12 3456789
>Mary              +31 12 3456789
>John              +31 12 3456789
>4. Number of companies that correlate with the results:
>Company          correlation
>Philips               0,06
>Johnson            0,09
>Nokia                0,4
>Ericsson            0,29
>Kindest regards,
>Eric Velleman
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