[rfc-i] Draft -11 of the v3 format
Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr)
jhildebr at cisco.com
Mon Sep 29 20:44:52 PDT 2014
On 9/30/14, 3:24 AM, "Paul Kyzivat" <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>Questions on tables:
>It seems that a <table> *always* has a caption.
>ISTM there are often times when I might want to use a table without any
>caption. Why can't I do that?
I understand what you want, but when we followed up on the details for
what happens when you put a pilcrow next to every paragraph, this was one
of the consequences. Let's wait until we have a solid translation of this
format to HTML, then circle back to revisit this question, if you don't
mind. It will be a lot more concrete at that point.
>2.57.2. 'colspan' attribute
> The number of columns that the cell to span. For example, setting
> "colspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same horizontal
> space as three cells in the row above or below this one.
>Does this *really* mean what it says - that what it occupies depends
>upon the cell arrangement in the rows above or below this one? What if
>the rows above and below also use colspan to define their cells?
>I suspect what is meant is that the table defines the widths of
>unspanned columns, and that the cell that uses colspan occupies the
>space of several of those.
You're right, this wording could be improved. The HTML spec says for
colspan "Number of columns that the cell is to span", which seems
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