W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 2004

Re: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 18:13:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0408281812000.31880@aristotle.multipattern.com>

We just can't ban tables for layout no matter how much we'd like to. The 
spec permits them.

> 2.0), one should abide to the specifications; if we now look at the HTML
> 4.01 spec for tables [17]http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/tables.html we
> note that "Tables should not be used purely as a means to layout
> document content [...] authors should use style sheets to control layout
> rather than tables."

"Should not" does not mean "must not," sadly.


     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
     Expect criticism if you top-post
Received on Saturday, 28 August 2004 18:13:11 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:29 UTC