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RE: src attribute for tabel cells

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 19:04:21 -0500
To: "Gordon Worley" <redbird@orlando.crosswinds.net>, "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000e01be2e07$cadf8e90$01000080@bonezero>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Gordon Worley
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 9:42 AM
> To: www-html
> Subject: src attribute for tabel cells
> Hello,
> 	Although discouraged, I continue to use tables to layout pages.
> This works fine is you design your tables carefully to downgrade
> gracefully
> in Lynx and aural browsers, until you decide to change your tables.  If
> your site has 40 or 50 pages, all containing your layout table,
> the need to
> make even the smallest change can become a huge task, even when an
> automated script is written to do the work for you.  Therefore, I think
> that tables should be moved in the direction of frames, where
> each cell can
> have its own source file.  This way, entire Web sites could consist of a
> single layout file and use ECMAScript and cookies (or some other
> scripting,
> interpage data transfer method combination) to change the source file of
> each cell.
> 	I realize that this is not a complete idea with some holes in it,
> so please don't be too critical of some of the specifics.

This is already completely accommodated by HTML 4 and CSS2. Use OBJECT to
compose a page of other pages, and apply the CSS2 table display properties
to it if it's a table layout you're after.

Received on Tuesday, 22 December 1998 19:04:02 UTC

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