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Examples of and justification for id/headers in complextables


From: Laura Carlson
Date: May 15, 2007 11:50AM

The HTML 5 working group is questioning the usefulness of marking up
id/headers in complex tables. In fact have those two attributes are not
currently in the HTML 5 specification [1].

I have cited test results, examples, and references [2] of their use.

The editor of the spec would like examples of actual real-world use "in
the wild". [3]

Also they specifically want evidence provided for each attribute which
answer the following [4]:

> * What are the use cases?
> * What problems it solves and how?
> * Who benefits and how?
> * The incentive that authors will have to actually use it.
> * How it could be implemented.
> * The incentive that UA vendors have to implement it.

Any examples or input would be appreciated.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007May/0012.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2007May/0467.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2007May/0471.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2007May/0419.html