Status of Tables in HTML+?"William M. Perry" <email@example.com>
Subject: Status of Tables in HTML+?
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1993 08:20:30 -0500
From: "William M. Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just curious as to what the status of the table is in html+ after the
I heard that most people were concerned with it taking two passes to
parse a table. Although this isn't a hideous problem (I have
rudimentary table support in my emacs browser), it would be nice not
to have to do it. :)
Has anyone proposed something similar to LaTeX's tabular environment?
This has to have a 'template' at the beginning saying how many columns
there are and how they are justified. This would solve the problem of
how many columns there are without parsing the thing twice.
I would propose a new attribute for the TBL tag - COLUMNS=#, where #
would be how many columns the table should be formatted as. <TH> and
<TD> would still have the colspan, rowspan, and align attributes.
Would anyone have any major objections to this? Alternatives?