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RE: How Much Of A Problem Are Tables Used for Design?

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 08:56:02 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19991119022302.00ad2660@pop3.concentric.net>
Message-Id: <4.1.19991119022302.00ad2660@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, len!

you asked:
Are you pushing for a priority 1 or 2?

This gets into Evaluation and Repair land.  Web services that just
linearized tables would get around the problem. 

If such web services were available would you be content to leave the ban
on layout a priority 3?

yes, but only if their maintainers pledged to keep them at stable URIs in
perpetuity; to use browser sniffing responsibly, so as to tailor the
linearization for the user agent requesting the content marked up using TABLE;
and to conscientiously maintain and keep them up-to-date...

which, is, i know, a hell of a lot to ask, but the wages of sin ain't never
ps: there's no need to step back -- we're moving forward!

He that lives on Hope, dies farting
     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
Received on Saturday, 20 November 1999 08:49:06 UTC

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