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Re: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Erik Hodge <ehodge@real.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:14:55 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.32.20010110111434.010f99ac@mail.real.com>
To: Frank Tobin <ftobin@uiuc.edu>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Actually, without a closing /p tag, it is not valid XML and thus not
valid XHTML.  Is the lack of a closing p element causing the problem
in JAWS, or is it that JAWS just doesn't allow for p tags within a table?
It sounds like the tool that output this XHTML needs to be fixed to
output valid XML.  If adding a closing p tag to each td does not result
in JAWS functioning properly, then it seems JAWS should be fixed as well.

	- Erik

At 11:49 AM 2001-01-10 -0600, Frank Tobin wrote:
>Tina Marie Holmboe, at 16:10 +0100 on Wed, 10 Jan 2001, wrote:
>
>    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.
>
>Personally, I don't quite see what the problem is.  First, it's perfectly
>valid xhtml to have paragraphs inside of a td.  Second, what if there are
>semantically two paragraphs in side the td?  How would you propose
>distuinguishing them if without <p>?
>
>-- 
>Frank Tobin		http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
>
>
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