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Re: table, cell, heading, leader, trailer, header, footer, runner, TABLE, THEAD, TFOOT, part of my review of 3.15 Tabular data

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:18:37 +0900
Message-Id: <903A0509-2A2F-4ADF-9AA6-24BCF853A1B0@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>

Robert Burns (17 août 2007 - 15:57) :
> Actually, for those tables, I was saying that able-bodied users  
> would have trouble consuming those tables. I find them almost  
> unusable. I do tend to magnify the text a bit for slight visual  
> impairment compensation, but even at their default size they're  
> very tedious to follow. On my laptops 1280x854 pixel display  these  
> tables require that I pan 300% or or more horizontally and 10-fold  
> vertically to keep to visually associate the headers with the data  
> cells. I would probably be better off using an aural browser unless  
> fixed THEAD/TFOOT and scrolling bodies were implemented. So for me  
> I'd say:

These are good comments but illustrate a design choice.
I'm pretty sure we could improve the layout of the table.
thead and tfoot are implementable with CSS. So it's really a question  
of choices in matter of design more than the technology itself.

I guess I just gave me an action item to improve the layout of wbs.  
I'll have to check that with Dominique.

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