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Re: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Bill Kules <wmk@takoma-software.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:03:54 -0500
Message-ID: <3A5C87EA.20701175@takoma-software.com>
To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Could someone please explain why/how this affects
how Jaws reads the table?

Thanks,
Bill
----

Tina Marie Holmboe wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 09:38:47AM -0500, David Poehlman wrote:
> 
> > <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?
> 
>   I believe you are seeing the results of - yet another - hack to achieve
>   a visual layout. From the above I would make a guess that they are
>   trying to get extra space on top of the cell, and - as we all know - a
>   <P> 'makes' extra space.
> 
>   But whether it is new ... looks like Frontpage to me; like frontpage
>   always have done stuff.
> 
> --
>  - Tina

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