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Tables and CSS

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 17:39:33 -0800
Message-Id: <a0510100db84d88e8d221@[10.0.1.3]>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 3:08 PM -0500 12/24/01, David Poehlman wrote:
>there are issues and solutions and some times the lines blurr in both.
>You have it the rong way round though.  You start with the right page
>and go from there.  assuming right is as right as you can get it without
>being too right.  Start with css for instance, and you might not even
>need tables.

Er, sorry, no.  CSS support is _not_ currently good enough that you
don't need tables, and in fact, apart from older screenreaders which
did not understand them, tables for layout are not a barrier to access,
no more or less than CSS.

Lemme say that again since it rarely gets said:

      LAYOUT TABLES DO NOT PRESENT ANY MORE OR LESS A BARRIER TO
      ACCESS THAN DOES CSS.

Sorry to shout.

--Kynn

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Received on Monday, 24 December 2001 21:33:02 GMT

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