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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 14:24:53 +1000
Message-ID: <46469315.4060500@lachy.id.au>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> 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...

No, that's backwards.  Nothing gets added or retained without some 
evidence that it's needed.  Otherwise, you could use that argument to 
get us show why the <foo> element isn't needed, instead having the ones 
who asked for it explain why it is.  Saying it should be included in 
HTML5 just because it was in HTML4 isn't good enough.

However, I'm not taking sides on whether or not the headers attribute is 
needed.  I'm just looking for evidence, and I would appreciate it you 
would help, instead of just trying to shift the burden onto others.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Sunday, 13 May 2007 04:25:15 UTC

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