[whatwg] HTML 5 suggestion for TABLE element
scampa.giovanni at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 05:55:07 PDT 2009
2009/6/10 Dahal, Biswa <biswa-dahal at uiowa.edu>:
> I am a developer and as I was going through the draft for HTML 5 at:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/#tabular-data, I could not find a common
> use-case that should be supported.
That is not the HTML5 draft, that is the HTML5 for Authors (a guide,
in practice, not a normative specification).
The HTML5 draft is at http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec
> My recommendation is to add an attribute “scroll: scolling (default) |
> fixed” in <thead> and <tfoot> to allow them to be fixed (non scrolling
> headers / footers ). This is currently performed through CSS hacks and is
> not consistent across browser implementations. Example CSS implementation:
> http://www.ssi-developer.net/css/non-scrolling-table-hdr.shtml to understand
> the effect. Alternatively, you can open Excel and use “freeze panes” to view
> the effect.
This does not belong to HTML, it belongs to CSS Tables Level 3, in
defining the meaning of height and overflow for table-row-groups
(currently undefined). You should forward this suggestion to
www-style at w3.org
> Please let me know if you acknowledge this.
> Software Developer
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