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Yahoo holding up progress...

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 10:32:09 -0400
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To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
I received an email from Yahoo/Geocities which actually suggested using
HTML tables for page layout.  They even brag about their "HTML Table
Maker".  I think it's a damn shame when the web authoring community is
trying to move away from tables for page layout, and yet a company as
big as Yahoo is promoting this bad web design.  Perhaps someone at the
W3 could send an informative letter to Yahoo?  Just a thought.

Anyway, here's some of the text that they sent (not sure how well it
will cut and paste):
	Tables are a handy way to help you lay out web pages. They're
grids that you create with HTML, in order to put pictures, words, and
colors exactly where you want them. 
	One of the best things about tables is their flexibility. A
table can stretch across the page, or it can force the page into a
certain size. It's up to you. 
	Yahoo! GeoCities HTML Table Maker is a great way to get started
with tables. It allows you to create tables without any complicated HTML
coding. Simply input your table attributes (color, size...), click "Show
HTML" and copy and paste it into your web page. That's it. HTML Table
Maker can be accessed in the Advanced HTML Editor

Peter Foti
Systolic Networks
Phone: (603) 870-8170
Fax: (603) 870-8170
Received on Monday, 16 April 2001 10:28:38 UTC

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