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Structuring Table Headers

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1:01 pm on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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:

<thead>
<tr>
<th rowspan="2">
Programme Name
</th>
<th colspan="3">Sales Value </th>
<th colspan="3">
Commission value
</th>
<th rowspan="2">
EPC
</th>
</tr>
<tr> <th>&pound;</th><th>$</td><th>kr</th> <th>&pound;</th><th>$</td><th>kr</th></tr>
</thead>

but to my mind this is not tying the currency with the respective headers.

suggestions welcome.

thanks

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)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



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 ?