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The linked stylesheet is toc.css.

Table of Contents - Tables for Markup

This was my first try.

The Holt Handbook

Part 1: Composing an Essay
1
Chapter 1 Planning an Essay
2
Chapter 2 Shaping Your Material
25
Part 2: Thinking Critically
109
Part 3: Composing Sentences
183
Part 4: Solving Common Sentence Problems
245
Part 5: Using Words Effectively
299

Not cross browser, and only validates under HTML 4.01 Transitional.

Table of Contents - Proper Markup

Mr. Chassot said: "ULs, OLs and DLs" and there was light. Look at the source code to see the pseudo-XML model, and the beautiful-in-its-simplicity markup of the actual table.

Reports (with a capital S) have come in that this model does not work in Opera 6 or IE/Mac. I will be working on this. Contributions of code and screenshots are welcome.

Update: I got it working in Moz1.1/win, IE5.0/win, and Opera6/win. Still broken on the Mac IE5.x

The Holt Handbook

  • Part 1: Composing an Essay
    1
    • Chapter 1 Planning an Essay
      2
    • Chapter 2 Shaping Your Material
      25
      • 2a Grouping Ideas: Making a Topic Tree
        25
      • 2b Developing an Effective Thesis
        27
  • Part 2: Thinking Critically
    109
  • Part 3: Composing Sentences
    183
  • Part 4: Solving Common Sentence Problems
    245
    • Chapter 13 Sentence Fragments
      246
  • Part 5: Using Words Effectively
    299

Other Tables

I cannot, however, stress strongly enough that tables do have their place in structural markup (markup pun not intended). What other things are formatted in tables in other parts of life?

Table of Multiplication

x12345
112345
2246810
33691215
448121620
5510152025

There is a good page on col and colgroup tags by Larry Coats. However, I still can't get Mozilla to style my column groups. Anybody know how? I ended up using the :first-child pseudoclass for this one.

Other tables: train/airplane timetables, grade tables...

ta-dah! by Micah Sittig in html 4.01 and css, last updated 2002.06.24