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Re: operational concept for table browsing

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 23:11:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199710050311.XAA27853@access4.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Jason White said:

>                         What additional semantic content can a table
> contain which would not be captured in such a model? Perhaps Al could
> clarify the types of relationships between cells which he wishes to take
> into account, but which he thinks are not adequately representable in the
> existing markup repertoire.

My current rough take on the situation is that there is inadequate
support for the "keys" kind of relationship as discussed in 

   more on TABLEs


and that it's worth defining default rules and explicit markup to
support both this and its companion "is-a" kind of relationship
that I suspect is covered sufficiently with AXIS and AXES.  The
defaults can be made more effective if we have predefined class
names for row-major, column-major, etc. classes of tables.

That "rough take" comes with lots of caveats, like:

I need to do as you did and go over the current draft closely again.

I don't consider this message an explanation, just a pointer to
a potentially useful concept.

-- Al
Received on Saturday, 4 October 1997 23:12:14 UTC

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