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Re: HTML5 Validator doesn't appear to understand colspan

From: Dan B. <danb@kempt.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:27:50 -0500
Message-ID: <4F45A426.6010402@kempt.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> ...
> the problem is in the table structure as a whole.
> Basically, the HTML5 table model contains the principle that colspan 
> must not be used in vain. It is OK to make a cell extend to several 
> columns or, to use the HTML5 terms, to occupy several “slots,” but it is 
> not OK to create a column that exists *only* via colspan attributes, 
> without having real cells of its own. The rationale is that such 
> constructs make table structures unnecessarily complicated.

And constructs like that (that rule from that principle) makes
table-generation code even more unnecessarily complicated!

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