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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 21:07:50 +0100
Message-ID: <46461E96.4060406@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>> It would be really helpful if some real world example tables, which 
>>> either already use, or would benefit from the use of, headers 
>>> attributes, could be presented as evidence to support your case.  We 
>>> can then evaluate whether or not headers attributes really are 
>>> needed, or if those cases could be handled with a better algorithm.
>> Because there are infinite variations of complex tables, I think no 
>> algorithm CAN be constructed that copes with all cases. I'd throw this 
>> back at you and say: can you provide evidence of an algorithm that can 
>> handle all possible cases of complex tables?
> This just looks like you're trying to avoid my question, which won't get 
> us anywhere.  I'm not making a claim one way or the other, I just want 
> to see some real world examples.

I'm making the point that the onus should have been on those who omitted 
the attributes from the spec to show that they're not needed, rather 
than us having to prove that they are needed...

Patrick H. Lauke
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