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Re: Tables and CSS

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 09:29:36 -0500
Message-ID: <009101c18d50$94d6f4e0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
shouting did not come across in my screen reader,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; "Scott Luebking"
<phoenixl@sonic.net>; <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 8:39 PM
Subject: Tables and CSS


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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