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Re: Layout Tables vs. Style Sheets

From: Mag Leahy <magleahy@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 14:47:41 +0100
Message-ID: <a25bda170810070647j6aa8e8c5wd6a959403e8b62b1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Patti and David,

For me I started developing with table-less layout in 2003 but I had been
out of the industry for the previous 2 years. In 1999-2001 it has been table
hell. =)

>From an accessibility point of view tables should be marked up well for
tabular data and should NOT be used for layout.

http://www.webaim.org/techniques/tables/data.php

Cheers.

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:37 PM, David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:

>
> Patti Burke-Lund wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone could share their insight with regard to
> > layout tables and accessibility, as well as when the switch occurred
> > from layout tables to CSS (i.e., how many years this has been a
> > recommended practice).  Any thoughts are greatly appreciated, as they
> > will be added to our class discussion board with proper credit given
> > as "guest speakers."
> >
> The classic document on the subject for managers appears to have cropped
> up in late 2003 ...
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/
>
> I'd assume that would be a few years after web developers at the
> standards end of the curve started to pick up on them, which corresponds
> to when I vaguely remember making the switch (although I was a hobbiest
> at the time).
>
> So I'd say its been recommended and practical since around the turn of
> the century.
>
> --
> David Dorward
> http://dorward.me.uk/
>
>
>


-- 
Mag!
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