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[Fwd: Table for layout]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 12:03:51 -0500
Message-ID: <396B5376.814B28C0@w3.org>
To: site-comments@w3.org
Could we please have a little disclaimer/note about why we
used tables for layout on the home page?

maybe next to the WAI Icon, or at least under the "new home
page design" news item, while that item is still news.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/

attached mail follows:

The new W3C home page design (at http://www.w3.org/) is in fact an example <g>:

summary="Layout table: The first cell contains the body of the page, the second a navigation
 border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="10">


Lohengrin wrote:
> HTML 4.01 spec recommends style sheets for visual formatting. However, I
> find some difficulties in making use of CSS level 2. There are many features
> that popular visual browsers do not support so far. It seems that style
> sheets layers cannot totally replace the use of Table or Frame elements for
> web page layout. Is there any design guideline for layout formatting? Could
> you suggest any site as examples?
> By the way, I notice that commercial sites rely extensively on visual
> layout/ effects rather than providing a structured document for scientific
> research. Is there any commercial site of valid htmls or good design in the
> technical aspect? Any design guideline for this kind of application?
> Thank you.
> --
> Ching
Received on Tuesday, 11 July 2000 13:04:06 UTC

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