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|Structuring Table Headers|
| 1:01 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I have some semi-complex data tables, and need ideas for structuring the headers:
the headers layout is like so:
Product : Sales value : commmission value : EPC
________: £...$...kr..:...£....$....kr... :
So the product and epc are straight forward, but the sales and commission have sub header columns for currency.
code is structured:
<th colspan="3">Sales Value </th>
<tr> <th>£</th><th>$</td><th>kr</th> <th>£</th><th>$</td><th>kr</th></tr>
but to my mind this is not tying the currency with the respective headers.
| 1:33 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm not quite clear on what you're trying to do, but are you aware of the "scope" attribute for table cell headings? E.g. <th scope="col">. See Tables in HTML documents [w3.org] for more details.
| 9:24 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thanks - i think my ascii diagram didnt really describe the issue very well, however I have found a solution.
| 9:56 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
As well as, or instead of, the sub headers I would prefix the prices in body of the table with the currency symbol. It would be cleaner and probably more readable without the sub headings ?
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