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Re: Rulers/borders

From: jaap van lelieveld <Jaap.van.Lelieveld@inter.NL.net>
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 20:54:52 +0100
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <MG+J18h/n/ga092yn@inter.nl.net>
On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 19:29:18 -0500 Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com> wrote:
> At 10:45 PM 25/03/98 +0100, jaap van lelieveld wrote:
> >Proposal for UA guidelines:
> >
> >A browser must show rulers and borders.
> 
> Why?  Rulers and borders are visual objects that by themselves have no
> meaning.  An aural user does not gain anything from knowing that a table
> has borders (for example).

When you look at a ruler as such it is _only a visual objet", but
a (good) designer adds a ruler for some reason:
- to devide a text in parts
- TO draw attention to a paragraph etc.

When you look at a today's HTML page you see several types of
tables:
- Tables to force some layout. They normally do not have a border
  since that would disturb the layout.
- numerical or textual tables. In these case the borders are
  used to identify the diferent cells and/or rows/comuns.

It is not exeactly the border that I need, but the 
column/row/cell build up even if the table is implemented in
nice or straight forward textual format.

(see also parallel message on screen reaers).

Best regards,
Jaap

Message from: Jaap van Lelieveld      The Netherlands
              Chairman of EBU commission on Technical Devices and Services
E-mail:       Jaap.van.Lelieveld@inter.nl.net

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