New HTML style features for tables

Bill Gribble
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:50:59 -0600

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 07:17:45PM -0800, Christian Stimming wrote:
> How do I specify that one semantic tags (grand-total) gets rendered
> to several HTML tags (<td><b>...)? Or did I misunderstand the
> intended usage of the stylesheets?

At the moment you can't do that, though I agree that it would be
useful.  I'll add it today.  

The only problem is that the "extra" markup will have to be pretty
much second-class... that is, you won't be able to specify additional
attributes for the extra markup tags except by setting style
information for them.

The new API will be that set-style functions now take another key,
'extra-markup, with the value being a list of markup labels.  So 
to make grand-total table cells bold and italic, you could say 

    table "grand-total"
    'tag "td"
    'attribute (list "bgcolor" "purple")
    'extra-markup (list "b" "i"))

So the cell would render as 

   <td bgcolor=purple><b><i>Cell data</i></b></td>

How's that sound?