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Re: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Jim Thatcher <jimthatcher@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:07:14 +0100
Message-Id: <200101101707.f0AH7E215959@zidane.inria.fr>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I agree with Bill; what is the problem? Some jump in
and cry foul - another web developer resorting to
totally inaccessible ways - for profit, no doubt. Yet
what is the problem with a paragraph tag in a table
cell? I think nothing. If JFW has a problem with that;
isn't it JFW's problem?

Jim
Jim@JimThatcher.com
512-306-0931
- --- Bill Kules <wmk@takoma-software.com> wrote:
> 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
> 
> -- 
> Bill Kules, President            Takoma Software,
> Inc.
> (301) 891-7271 voice             Takoma Park, MD
> (301) 891-7273 fax              
> http://www.takoma-software.com
> (240) 460-7376 cellphone/pager  
> wmk@takoma-software.com
> 
> 
> 


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