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Re: Some questions from CHI-WEB people

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 00:31:58 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200112290031.fBT0VwV04446@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> The impression I have is that linearization starts becoming more
> confusing when tables are nested, entries span rows or columns
> or when the number of entries varies from row to row in a table.

What becomes difficult is ensuring that the linearised order and
the sensible reading order is the same.  Determining the actual 
linearised order is still simple; it is necessary to be able to 
do so in order to hand code HTML (and, often, in order to construct
the skeletons for database generated HTML).

Also, the problem generally only becomes serious when tables are used
to construct a layout grid, not when they are used as tables.
Received on Friday, 28 December 2001 19:32:03 UTC

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