[rfc-i] Draft -11 of the v3 format

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Mon Sep 29 20:24:04 PDT 2014

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?

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.

	Paul K

On 9/29/14 8:09 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Greetings again. The biggest in this draft is a change to the table model from the previous draft. Based on requests, the current table model is quite close to the model used in HTML 4+. Other changes are aimed at helping the authors of the "how will this look in HTML" spec to have a more consistent document model for the XML vocabulary, particularly around author-generated anchors and automatically-generated identifiers for the various document parts.
> --Paul Hoffman
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Name:		draft-hoffman-xml2rfc
>> Revision:	11
>> Title:		The 'XML2RFC' version 3 Vocabulary
>> Document date:	2014-09-29
>> Group:		Individual Submission
>> Pages:		136
>> URL:            http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-11.txt
>> Status:         https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-hoffman-xml2rfc/
>> Htmlized:       http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-11
>> Diff:           http://www.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-11
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