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Re: correct markup of empty cells in a data table


From: Jens Meiert
Date: Mar 22, 2005 3:43AM

> That would be a mistake. Formally that markup would be invalid in
> classic HTML and equivalent to _but not
> recommended_ in XHTML. And in any case it would be both in theory
> and in practice distinct from  .

"" or "" is nonetheless "less worse"
than " ", correct me if I'm wrong. And this must
not belie that these scenarios usually need to be checked - I suspect
anything to be "suboptimal" if you need larger spanning cells.

Jens Meiert
Information Architect