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== Real-World Examples ==
== Real-World Examples ==
* [http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/bring_on_the_tables/ Best practices] for marking up tabular data (especially for accessibility)
* [http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/bring_on_the_tables/ Best practices] for marking up tabular data (especially for accessibility)
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** < th scope=col|row id="name"> for headers
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== Existing Practices ==
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== Proposal (N/A) ==
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== See Also ==
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* [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html HTML 4.0 tables]
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* [http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xhtml2-20040722/mod-tables.html XHTML 1.0 tables]
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* [http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xhtml2-20040722/mod-tables.html XHTML 2.0 tables]

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Table Examples

As the first stage of the microformats process, this page collects examples of best/common practice for using the table tag to represent structured data.

The Problem

Thought often abused for layout, the original purpose of HTML tables is to provide a two-dimensional structure for data. The purpose of this exploration is to determine if there are common patterns for annotationg those structures, and (if so) whether there is a need to formalize that as a microformat (a la xoxo for lists). The working hypothesis is tables typically represent two kinds of data:

Participants

Real-World Examples

Existing Practices

Proposal (N/A)

See Also

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