Method and System for Toggling Display of Subsumed Rows in a HTML Table
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-07
A method and system for toggling display of subsumed rows in a HTML table is disclosed.
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
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
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...