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

Simon Pieters zcorpan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 14:25:59 PDT 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:29:09 +0100, Asbjørn Ulsberg  
<asbjorn at tigerstaden.no> wrote:

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

I see that as a workaround. The current algorithm works fine if you flip  
the table so that the header cells are on the first row; I think it should  
just work for the above case as well.

Simon Pieters

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