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Re: newspaper-style columns

From: John T. Whelan <whelan@physics.utah.edu>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 15:17:19 -0600
Message-Id: <199808222117.PAA41891@einstein.physics.utah.edu>
To: d.cary@ieee.org, www-html@w3.org
David Cary writes:

[proposal of new NEWSPAPER_COLUMN element deleted]

>Perhaps you may claim this is a layout issue, not a issue of semantics --
>therefore something that should be covered with CSS. But I think it is just
>as much semantics as the <table></table> element.

	Not when TABLE is used to present tabular data, as it's meant
to.  CSS implementation (and possibly syntax) still need some work
before they can replace the use of the existing TABLE construct to
format text.  It is clearly a step in the wrong direction, however, to
introduce *new* presentational elements rather than focussing
attention on achieving the same goals via stylesheets.

	I've posted your proposal to www-style to see what the current
state of CSS support for this sort of structure is.

					John T. Whelan
Received on Saturday, 22 August 1998 17:16:57 UTC

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