draft-ietf-html-tables-00.txt - table height

Sun, 30 Jul 95 15:55:32 EDT

Has any consideration been given to allowing a table height attribute as well
as table width? I would like to be able to create a table displaying the
header and footer and then have the rows occupy a scrollable region between
the two.

This would be useful in order forms where you would like to see the
total/taxes/shipping occurring right after the table without doing a lot of
scrolling down past the line items. In most cases the user is already aware
of the content of the line item section and only needs to know the summary
info. Traditional screen display has solved this by collapsing the line item
section into a scrollable region.

Stylesheets could override the height and always display the full table. The
table would also be fully expanded for printing.

This subject is actually a general question: how are collapsed display
renderings going to be handled in HTML? The Outlined List proposal is
addressing this same issue.

Jon Smirl