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RE: [wcag2] Layout tables

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 20:01:19 +0200
To: "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040416180036.864D0A071C@frink.w3.org>

Joe Clark pointed out:

> > Actually, at the moment we require in guideline 4.1, item 1b: [1] 
> > "structural elements and attributes are used as defined in the 
> > specification."
> 
> The specification permits layout tables.
> 
> > In the HTML specification for tables, the introduction states: [2] 
> > "Tables should not be used purely as a means to layout document 
> > content as
> 
> "Should not" does not mean "must not." 

If we explicitely require to use structural elements as defined in the
specification, to me that suggested that we require the authors to follow
the 'shoulds' from that spec. Perhaps the subtleties of the English language
are still somewhat beyond me :-)

Yvette Hoitink
Heritas, Enschede, the Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
WWW: http://www.heritas.nl
Received on Friday, 16 April 2004 14:00:36 GMT

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