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table and ol combi

From: Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 02:38:50 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20030123103850.82455.qmail@web20201.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

This is a part of a table:

<table border="1">
  <caption>Top 10</caption>
    <th colspan="2">1960</th>
  <tr class="winner">
    <td class="index">1.</td>
    <td>"<cite>Tom Pillibi</cite>"
    Jacqueline Boyer</td>
    <td class="index">2.</td>
    <td>Reino Unido</td>
    <td>"<cite>Looking hight, hight, hight</cite>"
Bryan Johnson</td>
<!-- ... -->


Never mind the actual data - but I think you see it's
supposed to be a top 10 of songs with titles and
singers and stuff.

Now, I think it would be best to represent the data
using a ondered list - but it's also a table (not just
for presentational issues! )

How should this be represented ? I can't think of a
way to embed the OL, LI elements in the table?

I know this is a rather specific issue, but all top 10
tables have the problem that they are ordered but
can't be easily represented as an ordered list. Are
there thoughs on this issue ? Maybe this is something
to take a look at in the HTML 4, or XHTML specs ?


Joris Huizer

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