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Re: Table used in place of list

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 02:55:31 +0300
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsbxd6tm6w5l938@widsith.local>

Hi Sailesh,

at Sidar we consider not marking up a list of things as a list to be a  
violation of 3.6. It doesn't seem to cause a lineraisation problem. Jaws  
might be applying its own algorithm to the question of how to find a  
header (when in fact the table doesn't need one) but it probably does  
violate 3.1 Use style sheets to control presentation and layout, since it  
is using a tableto control layout. (To know exactly I would have to look  
at the page, of course).

my 2 bits...


On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 12:17:24 -0400, Sailesh Panchang  
<sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:

> The explanation following checkpoint 3.6 refers to misuse of lists.   
> But  does not mention failure to use a list  as a violation. How about  
> 5.3? or any other?Refer:3.6 Mark up lists and list items properly.
> 5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless the table makes sense when  
> linearized. Otherwise, if the table does not make sense, provide an  
> alternative equivalent
> (which may be a linearized version).

Charles McCathieNevile     charles@sidar.org
Fundación Sidar             http://www.sidar.org
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 20:56:42 UTC

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