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Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:38:47 -0500
Message-ID: <006901c07b13$0acee460$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
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thoughts?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barrett, Don" <Don_Barrett@ed.gov>
To: <basr-l@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: January 10, 2001 9:28 AM
Subject: Disturbing trend in tables


I am seeing a disturbing trend in table construction as evidenced by
the
following code.  This is taken from a chart listing pay grade and
salary.

<tr bgcolor="#eeeeee">
      <td WIDTH="65" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">GS-1</font></td>
      <td WIDTH="49" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">15,701</font></td>
      <td WIDTH="50" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">16,225</font></td>

I am referring to the <p> paragraph markers which are being placed in
the
cell.  These screw up Jaws' ability to properly parse the table.  This
is
the second table I have seen like this in recent weeks.  I suspect
these <p>
tags are being generated by an HTML editor.  Can anyone shed some
light on
their purpose or necessity?

Don
Received on Wednesday, 10 January 2001 09:38:53 GMT

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