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Re: Table used in place of list

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:27:22 +0100
Message-Id: <92162D43-E234-11D8-9CBF-000A957E4F00@us-lot.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>

On 30 Jul 2004, at 15:11, Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> Appreciate the feedback.
> Table is at
> http://www2.coca-cola.com/contactus/faq/ingredients.html

If the table was used in place of a list, it would be a single column 
table. In this case a relationship is being claimed for each row, and 
no sane relationship exists there. So this is a layout table.

           5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless
           the table makes sense when linearized.

Going 1, 15, 2, 16, 3 ... does not make sense. Therefore this fails 
that checkpoint.

It also fails the lynx test very badly: 
<http://dorward.me.uk/tmp/lynxtest.png> (1076x658 88K png)

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 30 July 2004 10:27:31 UTC

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