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Re: tables?

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 10:41:53 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: John Littler <linuxmusic@crosswinds.net>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.9912021037480.992-100000@OEMCOMPUTER>
On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, John Littler wrote:

> Hi,
> As far as I can tell html-tidy doesn't seem to handle
> two columns of nested tables. I passed it over one doc
> and it produced a staggered set ...
> from XXXX   XXXX
>      XXXX   XXXX
> to
>      XXXX
>             XXXX
>      XXXX
>             XXXX
> Am I doing something wrong here?
> Cheers
> John
> ah, also it picks up <img> tags and
> declares no "alt"s have been used when the <img> tag is
> used as "background=" in a <td>. That's bogus.

If you are using an img element for a table cell, why is
it bogus to give people who can't see it an explanation
of what they are missing?  If it is only cosmetic, you
should set alt="" as missing out the alt attribute will
just confuse people using text-only browsers.

Could you please send me examples of the source markup
that demonstrates these two problems?

Regards,

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