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Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 16:57:50 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200112231657.fBNGvoT00242@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> What is a table based page description?  What server/preprocessor

It's the way the vast majority of current web pages are written, i.e.
as a table to force a particular layout, often with one cell per line
of text.

> technology is needed?  How long does it take for web designers who only know
> HTML to learn how to use it?

Authors, producing content for a house style page, only need to be
taught proper HTML, plus a few special conventions.  The people who
set the house style need to do a little more work.  Basically, it should
be easier for someone who understands what they are writing as content,
but more difficult for the person controlling the house style - the
former only needs to know how the various elements of the page match
the house style; the latter have to define rules that will automate
the current manual hacking of layout by authors.
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