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Re: more CSS and tables

From: Denise Wood <Denise_Wood@operamail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 10:15:16 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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> Can you direct us to a site as an exemplar of this?
> 
I believe some examples have been quoted on the list.
However, I'm not sure why you need one; it's trivially
obvious and part of the design rationale for CSS.

The problem is not old browsers, but not so old ones
with partial and broken implementations.  The safest 
thing to do with NS4, other than replacing it, is to
turn off CSS.

Thanks David. I will check out the list for the examples you believe have been 
posted. The reason that I am keen to see exemplars is that I am not so sure 
that it is "trivially obvious" in that in a previous email Kynn argued that 
CSS was not friendlier to older browsers than tables:

  "If you're talking about old, old browsers, and you give them
  something like <div>s with CSS-P, it will flow it together in an old
  mess.  If you're talking about old, old browsers, and you give them
  <table>, at worst it does the same as lynx -- flows it together in one
  big mess -- and at best it will lay out the page exactly as intended"

So I am just interested in seeing examples that Charles considers have been 
coded correctly and therfore overcome all of the issues raised by Kynn and 
Joe. If it is trivially obvious why is there continuing debate over the use of 
CSS versus tables for layout?

Denise

Dr Denise L Wood
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Denise

Dr Denise L Wood
Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning)
University of South Australia
CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph:    (61 8) 8302 2172 / (61 8) 8302 4472 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Fax:  (61 8) 8302 2363 / (61 8) 8302 4390
Mob: (0413 648 260)

Email:	Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au
WWW:	http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?Name=Denise.Wood
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