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Re: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 19:58:02 +0100
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 19:13, Joe Clark wrote:
> We just can't ban tables for layout no matter how much we'd like to. The 
> spec permits them.

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

The spec allows style="color: #fff; background-color: #fefefe;" but WCAG
1 checkpoint 2.2 disallows that.

While WCAG must not require anything that is forbidden in the
HTML/CSS/etc specifications, there is nothing to prevent it from
imposing additional restrictions (heck - isn't that the point?).
 
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David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
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