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Re: The problem with tables

From: Nick Traenkner <nick@contract.kent.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 14:26:57 -0400
Message-ID: <35B8D1F1.ABD@contract.kent.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Lynx (at leat our copy) handles tables, just not the same way a
graphical browser does. Lynx throws columns underneath each other
correct? This allows screen readers to keep the columnar confusion that 
McCathieNevile described.

BTW, tables- although they were intended for support of columnar data,
were as page formatting kludges in one of the early Arena demos out of
CERN or an early W3C site correct?

-nick


T. V. Raman wrote:
> 
> lynx does not handle tables well-- it presently ignores
> them.
> All these problems will materialize when they implement
> tables.
> JFW probably does better today than six months ago on some
> simple tables, but it'll die badly on the CNN weather page I
> forwarded here.
> 
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