The Table Object Protocol provides properties and operations that allow a client to read and navigate through data that is retrieved in tabular format from a server. In addition to retrieving filtered, sorted rows of tabular data, this protocol also allows a client to collapse a grouping of rows and to navigate through those rows.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.