[whatwg] Default scope for table headers

Michael[tm] Smith mike at w3.org
Mon Oct 1 04:13:15 PDT 2012

Nicholas Shanks <contact at nickshanks.com>, 2012-10-01 12:04 +0100:

> https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=html5+default+header+scope
> for me, returned:
> Coding An HTML 5 Layout From Scratch | Smashing Coding
> coding.smashingmagazine.com/.../designing-a-html-5-layout-from-sc...
> HTML th scope Attribute
> www.w3schools.com/tags/att_th_scope.asp <- this domain is on my block
> list, yet still shows up?!

Yeah, getting search-engine juice is the sole purpose that those clowns
seem to have, so it wouldn't surprise me to find out they've figured out
some clever way to get around the blocking.

> [...]
> Are there use cases where the value of the scope attribute matters
> other than as an intermediary for computing the headers applicable to
> each cell? If not, are there use cases where either the data cell
> headers have not yet been computed or they are unavailable (perhaps
> while Javascript DOM tree walking?) where access to the scope
> attribute would be helpful?
> If either of these can be answered in the affirmative, then I believe
> a bug could be raised. Anyone care to chime in?

Dunno the answers myself but will ping somebody who I think does


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