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Method and System for Toggling Display of Subsumed Rows in a HTML Table

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000192995D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method and system for toggling display of subsumed rows in a HTML table is disclosed.

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Method and System for Toggling Display of Subsumed Rows in a HTML Table Disclosed is a method and system for toggling display of subsumed rows in a HTML

table. The method and system includes adding a toggle option to a HTML table. The

toggle option is used to hide and display subsumed rows in the HTML table. Various

characteristics for the toggle option such as position, size etc. is provided using a HTML

tag. The position attribute may be used to define a position where the toggle option is

displayed, such as "top", "bottom", etc. The HTML tag also contains attributes regarding

the text that is displayed when the subsumed rows are displayed and when the

subsumed rows are hidden. For example, the toggle option can have text "Hide details"

when the subsumed rows are displayed and "Show details" when the subsumed rows

are hidden.

A HTML renderer such as a browser renders the toggle option as a child element to the

HTML table. In case no tags are provided for the toggle option then the toggle option is

not rendered.

Generally, subsumed rows are added to a HTML table to efficiently display large

number of columns as rows. Subsumed rows for which the display is toggled are

defined by marking the subsumed rows using an attribute in the row tag. For example,

if rows in a HTML table have the attributes "main" and "details", rows with the attribute

"details" are considered to be subsumed rows. Accordingly, rows that are marked as

subsumed rows would be hidden or shown when a user clicks on the toggle option. The following HTML pseu...