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Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 20:56:17 -0800
Message-Id: <200112240456.fBO4uHOL021560@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I'm still somewhat confused.  Many web pages use tables for layout, but
many cells have more than one line of text.

In the statement:

  "...I would suggest that a reasonable approach would be to write the page
  as structural HTML, with classes, and divisions, to impose the higher
  level structure, then transform it into the table based page description
  HTML for the GUI browsers."

there is mention of structural HTML being transformed into a table based
description.  It is not clear what is doing the transformation of
structural HTML or when this transformation actually occurs.  This is why
I asked what server/technology would be required.


>> 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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