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RE: Style Sheets and Level 2 Conformance

From: <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 08:05:24 -0500
Message-ID: <200111011301.fA1D1RQ16422@igate.highmark.com>
To: "Hewitt, Denise" <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

3.3 Use style sheets to control layout and presentation. [Priority 2] (
Checkpoint 3.3)
Core Techniques:
Structure vs. Presentation
HTML Techniques:
Emphasis
CSS Techniques:
Text instead of images
CSS Techniques:
Text formatting and position
CSS Techniques:
Layout, positioning, layering, and alignment

That text seems clear that W3C expects us to lay out our pages with style
sheets and not tables where tables are not used for their intended purpose.
Given that it is so hard to make pages work in browsers that don't support
style sheets fully, I don't see how it is practical to conform if we want
to have anything other than a very simple layout because anything more
would look so bad in some browsers.

Jim


James Homme, Manager, Assistive Technology, Bender Consulting Services,
Inc., (412) 787-8567.
jhomme@benderconsult.com. http://www.benderconsult.com
Competitive Jobs Mean Freedom.


                                                                                                               
                    "Hewitt,                                                                                   
                    Denise"              To:     "'james.homme@highmark.com'" <james.homme@highmark.com>       
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                    @idea.com>           Subject:     RE: Style Sheets and Level 2 Conformance                 
                                                                                                               
                    10/31/2001                                                                                 
                    03:17 PM                                                                                   
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               




Our biggest problems were trying to get stuff to work in IE 4. The thing
is,
the guidelines are misleading in the way they are written. You *dont* have
to abandon tables completely - you just have to make sure that the way a
voice or text browser presents them makes sense. We decided in the end to
do
as best we could for a AA & Section 508 compliancy.

Which specific checkpoints were you having issues with?

Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: james.homme@highmark.com [mailto:james.homme@highmark.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 2:10 PM
To: Hewitt, Denise
Subject: RE: Style Sheets and Level 2 Conformance



Hi,
We tried to go to level 3 and could not make it work because IE4 kept
freezing up and it looked very bad in Netscape 4.7.

Jim

James Homme, Manager, Assistive Technology, Bender Consulting Services,
Inc., (412) 787-8567.
jhomme@benderconsult.com. http://www.benderconsult.com
Competitive Jobs Mean Freedom.




                    "Hewitt,

                    Denise"              To:
"'james.homme@highmark.com'" <james.homme@highmark.com>
                    <Denise.Hewitt       cc:

                    @idea.com>           Subject:     RE: Style Sheets and
Level 2 Conformance


                    10/31/2001

                    03:05 PM









James,

It can't be done right now, unfortunately. Between IE & Netscape, stuff is
just implemented too differently. We were dealing with this with my
company's website relaunch. We stripped out as much as we could, and
managed
to keep the tables very linear. But straight CSS only.. it was like beating
our heads against the wall.

www.idea.com

I wish we could have done it all CSS, but I think we managed a decent job
regardless.

If you have specific questions on anything, I'd be glad to try and help.

Best,

Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: james.homme@highmark.com [mailto:james.homme@highmark.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 2:01 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Style Sheets and Level 2 Conformance


Hi,
Does anyone know of some sample site or sites where no tables are used to
lay out the pages so that it or they are in conformance with W3C Level AA
that works in the major browsers?

Thanks.

Jim


James Homme, Manager, Assistive Technology, Bender Consulting Services,
Inc., (412) 787-8567.
jhomme@benderconsult.com. http://www.benderconsult.com
Competitive Jobs Mean Freedom.
Received on Thursday, 1 November 2001 08:07:23 GMT

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