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Re: Data tables, CSS simulation possible?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:03:20 -0500 (EST)
To: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001030959040.31617-100000@tux.w3.org>

this would be possible, but given the fairly poor level of CSS implementation
it seems to be a complicated way of trying to achieve something that could be
done by implementation of the specs as they are written. Given my choice I
would rather the effort went into the latter.

If you want to linearise tables, and get al the header information, you
should try the tablin tool which does precisely that (and is open-source
distributed under the W3C license) - http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Tablin

Tablin could of course be rewritten in other languages - it is currently
available in Java - or incorporated into browsers.


Charles McCathieNevile

On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Steven McCaffrey wrote:

  I am just beginning to investigate CSS, esp level 2.  I am wondering if there is a way to produce a linearized effect by either 
  1. overriding the display property of TR and/or TD or
  2. creating a class associated with paragraph or bold tags, for example.
  (using text-align etc) 
  Anyone think I am on a possible right track or way off?
  Steve McCaffrey
  Information Technology Services
  New York State Department of Education

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