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= Table Examples =
 
As the first stage of the microformats [[process]], this page collects [[examples]] of best/common practice for the [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html table] tag.
 
As the first stage of the microformats [[process]], this page collects [[examples]] of best/common practice for the [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/tables.html table] tag.
  
= The Problem =
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== 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:
 
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:
 
* a list of dictionaries (with column headers, and sometimes row headers)
 
* a list of dictionaries (with column headers, and sometimes row headers)
 
* a grid of numerical data (without any headers, or merely numeric indices)
 
* a grid of numerical data (without any headers, or merely numeric indices)
  
= Examples on the Web today =
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== Participants ==
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* [http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/ Dr. Ernie]
  
= Existing Standards =
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== Real-World Examples ==
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== Existing Practices ==
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== Proposal (N/A) ==  
  
= Comments =
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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]

Revision as of 16:37, 6 October 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 the table tag.

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)

Participants

Real-World Examples

Existing Practices

Proposal (N/A)

See Also