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Re: [css21][css22][css-tables][css-break][css-page][css-multicol][css-regions] repeating table headers and footers

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:02:03 -0500
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <df653e806c1645e61681d9be543ea7a4@gtalbot.org>
Le 2016-01-21 00:48, Florian Rivoal a écrit :
>> On Jan 21, 2016, at 03:02, Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Le 2016-01-20 08:21, Florian Rivoal a écrit :
>>> When a table is fragmented over several fragmentainers (pages,
>>> columns...) should table headers and footers be repeated?
>>> CSS2.1 is the only spec I know of to speak about this[1], and it
>>> doesn't actually decide:
>>>> Print user agents may repeat header rows on each page spanned by a 
>>>> table.
>>>> Print user agents may repeat footer rows on each page spanned by a 
>>>> table.
>> 
>> 
>> Personally, I think CSS2.2 should actually decide.
> 
> Regardless of which spec it goes to, yes we should actually decide.
>>> First, I don't think we behavior should depend on categories of UAs
>>> (print vs non print).
>> 
>> Well, shouldn't it apply to paged media only?
> 
> Whether the media is paged or not is a more useful distinction than 
> classifying
> user agents as print oriented or not.
> 
> But if we consider that pages are not the only type of fragmentation 
> container,
> and that the problem across column breaks is the same as across page 
> breaks, I'd
> rather tie it to fragmented flows than to paged media.
> 
>  - Florian

Okay, I understand now.

By the way (for completeness purposes), HTML4.01 states
"
When long tables are printed, the table head and foot information may be 
repeated on each page that contains table data.
"
11.2.3 Row groups: the THEAD, TFOOT, and TBODY elements
https://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/tables.html#h-11.2.3

but HTML5 makes no mention of this.

Gérard
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:02:34 UTC

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