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Re: [wcag2] Layout tables

From: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 14:32:06 +0200
Message-ID: <4083C6C6.50902@usabile.it>
To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Jens Meiert wrote:

>>We have to distinguish between simple table used to layout basic
>>content [...] and old-fashion, visual-editor based 
>>nested and nested tables for layout.
>do we, and where's the difference? (Ain't that the infamous 'Zeldman point
>of view'...?) -- If you use tables according to their semantics, you won't
>use them for layout purposes, and you won't consider creating even the
>simplest grid with them.

Yes, it's the same markup, semantic error. It's not the same if we look 
at the difficulties caused to people using assistive technologies or 
alternative browsing tools, as I can see.
For me that makes a lot of difference... ;-)

The same difference between serving a validator rather than serving 
people. Ok, it's a suggestive declaration, I know... ;-) and I have 
nothing against validators, parsers and such algorithmical tools. But I 
still prefere people, that's all. If I can't serve both, then I prefer 
to serve people.

Where am I wrong?... :)

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