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Re: HTML Table Markup

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:47:42 +0200
Message-ID: <006501c49976$b91d1ca0$1d197e50@ineke>
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hello Phil

> In other words, how can I tell an automated checked that this is in
fact a
> layout table?  By just leaving the TH's out of the mark-up I haven't
> the checker anything new yet.  The checker will still think that the
> may need some data table markup added.

I  don't still understand the philosophy of tables for layout. They
suggest relations between parts of the page that don't exist in reality.

Should the guidelines also give examples how to avoid tables of layout
for comlex pagedesigns or link to complex pages without tables for

And I agree with Tina Holmboe we should end this discussion about misuse
of tables.

Ineke van der Maat
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 09:27:04 UTC

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