[whatwg] Early feedback on header association algorithm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Oct 29 12:16:20 PDT 2008

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> The problem of table header identifiers is a reflection a general 
> problem of locality in markup: you cannot use templates without renaming 
> the identifiers, which is the easy part, and replacing the internal 
> references to the identifiers, which is the hard part.  If you find this 
> remark silly because a solution is well-known, please forgive my 
> illiterate comment above; in that case, that solution should be applied.

Could I ask you to phrase your feedback in terms of changes you would like 
to see to the spec, ideally with examples? People have told me (and I 
concurr) that they have trouble following your feedback. (It is especially 
hard since you don't quote context.)

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