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Revision as of 14:09, 5 November 2005

Table Examples

As the first stage of the microformats The microformats process, this page collects Best Practices for Examples Pages 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 1.0: Extensible Open XHTML Outlines for lists). The working hypothesis is tables typically represent two kinds of data:

  • a list of dictionaries (with column headers, and sometimes row headers)
  • a grid of numerical data (without any headers, or merely numeric indices)


Real-World Examples

Existing Practices

Proposal (N/A)

See Also