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un-glossed ASCII art in XFrames Section 2.9

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:55:23 +0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20080219085217.M5150@hicom.net>

aloha!

in Section 2.9 - "Examples of Layout" - of the XFrames Working Draft 
of 12 October 2005, layout is described using ASCII art alone to visually 
simulate specific layout effects -- obviously, there is no "alt" for
ASCII art, but i can understand why it is employed in the document,
so i would like to propose that the verbiage introducing the examples
contain textual descriptions of the intended effect, as follows:


3. To achieve a layout with 2 columns, the right column of which 
is split into 2 rows,

 -------
|   |   |
|---|   |
|   |   |
 -------

4. To specify a layout with 2 rows, the uppermost split into 2 columns,

 -------
|   |   |
|-------|
|       |
 -------


5. A layout with 3 rows, with the middle row split into 2 columns,

 -----
|     |
|-----|
|  |  |
|-----|
|     |
 -----


6. A layout with 2 columns, each divided into two rows, or a row of 
two columns:
 -----
|  |  |
|-- --|
|  |  |
 -----
can be specified as either a column of two rows, or a row of two 
columns:

i hope that this simple suggestion will be implemented to ensure
equal access to the information contained in Section 2.9

thank you,
gregory.
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