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RE: CSS positioning aint good enough?

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 08:40:43 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01E3492D@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Is there any reason why you need to lay out in a column style? Why not put
the label above the input field eg

<label for="blah">Blah</label><br>
<input etc........>

I have tried to look at Randal's link but our lovely corporate firewall
obviously thinks it'll threaten the existance of the world if I visit the
site - can anyone point me to another similar example?

re Nick's view that forms are tabular data. I'd be interested in his (or
anyone else's) argument for this. IMHO forms are not tabular data; never
have been and never will be. How many tabular forms have a header row? What
would the headings be? Since when has a text area or a checkbox or a radio
button been a piece of data?

My solution if a columnar layout is required would be to assign classes to
the labels and inputs and float the labels left and apply a margin to the
inputs. Any reason why this won't work?

Julian 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SHARPE, Ian [mailto:Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 10:32 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: CSS positioning aint good enough?
> 
> 
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I've been looking at using CSS rather than tables for page 
> layout. I can't
> see any particularly straight forward way that it can be used 
> to position
> labels and fields as would be acheived using the two column table with
> horizontal and vertical alignment? I just can't see how CSS 
> positioning can
> be used to produce this sort of effect and provide support 
> for large font
> sizes for example? 
> 
> Cheers
> Ian
> 
> 
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