[whatwg] Suggesting a 'transpose' Attribute for Tables

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at tu-clausthal.de
Mon Jul 18 19:29:34 PDT 2005


both table models, HTML and CSS, are row-centric, i.e. sequential data 
is shown horizontally. Sometimes the opposite is desired. Therefore I 
wonder if it was feasible to add a "boolean" 'transpose' attribute to 
the 'table' element type? With it set, a table would be rendered 
column-progressive despite 'tr' meaning "table row"; it includes the 
row-groups ('thead', 'tfoot' and 'tbody'). Actually I am not sure 
whether it is not too presentational and thus would better be done in CSS.

	Christoph Päper

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