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Re: [#294] Row and column structure in tables

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 05:54:03 -0700
Cc: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Message-Id: <F193DA8C-9CD4-11D7-A0C0-000393B628BC@w3.org>

On Friday, June 6, 2003, at 10:57  AM, Michael Cooper wrote:
> In working on the table proposals, Chris and I weren't sure whether 
> the row
> and column structural elements should be permitted or forbidden in 
> layout
> tables. They clearly have a role in data tables, but it's less clear 
> whether
> they have a role in layout tables or should be avoided.

I would tend to believe that there's no real value in prohibiting those 
elements. If it encouraged some kind of heuristic, like "presence of 
THEAD indicates a data table," that would be one thing, but I think 
we're settling on summary="(foo)" as that heuristic, so we don't need 
to require another.

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