[whatwg] Sortable Tables

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Wed Nov 7 03:42:41 PST 2012

On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:54:19 +0100, Jirka Kosek <jirka at kosek.cz> wrote:

> On 6.11.2012 23:18, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> * data-type: date, number, text etc which determines the comparison
>> function used in sort
> It would be very difficult to support sorting on dates and numbers as in
> HTML they are usually present formatted using specific locale. So there
> should be additional attribute added to td/th which can hold sort key
> which will override cell contents, something like
> <td sortas="2012-11-07">11. listopadu 2012</td>

<time> exists, and <data> exists for non-time machine-readable data; maybe  
they can be utilized in some way?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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