[whatwg] Make <th> be a header cell for its row even for the first row

Asbjørn Ulsberg asbjorn at tigerstaden.no
Tue Mar 13 13:29:09 PDT 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:07:20 +0100, Simon Pieters <zcorpan at gmail.com>  

> Many pages use tables where only the first column are header cells, e.g.:
>     <table>
>      <tr><th>Foo <td>Bar
>      <tr><th>Foo <td>Bar
>      <tr><th>Foo <td>Bar
>     </table>
> With the current algorithm for assigning header cells to data cells, the  
> first <th> won't be a header cell for any data cells.

Can't 'scope="row"' be used?

> In order to be more compatible with existing content, and in order to
> not require authors to use more complex markup for such a simple table
> like the one above, I think it probably should be.

Yea, perhaps. I'd vote for 'scope', though.

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