[microformats-discuss] XHTML tables as CSV-like "records"?
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Sun Oct 2 09:34:12 PDT 2005
I'm trying to find out if there is a standard microformat for
interpreting tables as a list of records, e.g.:
<th scope="col"><b>XML Schema Datatype</b></th>
<th scope="col"><b>Mac OS X tag</b></th>
<th scope="col"><b>XHTML class/tag</b></th>
The idea is that tables tagged as "records" are expected to:
a) Have a header row
b) Indicate proper scope
c) Contain the same number of elements in each row
In other words, act like a CSV file. I've heard Tantek describe
XHTML tables this way, but haven't seen an actual microformat (or
even design pattern) characterizing the 'right' way to do that. This
seems worthy of its own pattern -- like XOXO for lists -- doesn't it?
Anyway, if there is no such thing, and people agree it is worthwhile,
I'll start collecting examples and such as recommended in the usual
process. I just wanted to check first, to make sure I wasn't missing
- Ernie P.
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