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Scrollable TABLEs...

From: Steve <steve.b@osfda.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:23:52 +0000
Message-ID: <348d60c5-4b2a-03b3-5c40-4f9fc7a19073@osfda.org>
To: www-style@w3.org
I originally posted this on the W3 group's list; an admin suggested this 
style list is the more appropriate venue:

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Subject: 	Re: HTML6 Suggestions...
Date: 	Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:55:11 +0100
From: 	chaals@yandex-team.ru
To: 	Steve <steve.b@osfda.org>, Travis Leithead 
<travis.leithead@microsoft.com>, public-html@w3.org <public-html@w3.org>

But I wonder if this is really a browser implementation issue. HTML has 
tbody and thead/tfoot in the expectation that browsers will implement 
the scrollability - probably doing something like setting an explicit 
height on the tbody with CSS - some time at the end of the 1990s.
I don't think there is any need to change HTML itself, and I suspect 
that CSS also has the relevant properties - it intuitively seems that 
something like
tbody { height:2em;overflow:hidden }
should do the trick, but in the couple of browsers I tested - Yandex, 
based on blink like Chrome Vivaldi and Opera, and Firefox - it doesn't.
17.11.2016, 22:24, "Steve" <steve.b@osfda.org>:
> Sounds like you might need the cooperation of both parties; how can I 
> post to them?
> On 11/17/2016 4:04 PM, Travis Leithead wrote:
>> Love it, but this should go to www-style J. I don’t think we want 
>> more stylistic attributes in HTML.
>> *From:*Steve [mailto:steve.b@osfda.org]
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:33 AM
>> *To:* public-html@w3.org <mailto:public-html@w3.org>
>> *Subject:* HTML6 Suggestions...
>> Please, oh, please, oh, please: Finally fix TABLEs so that the TBODY 
>> can be made scrollable for a fixed table height;
>> an attribute like:
>>     <table...scrollable="scrollable"...
Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com
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