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Presentational attributes of table-related elements

From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1value.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 15:21:07 +0200
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On the 18th October 1997, Neil St.Laurent <neil@bigpic.com> asked:

> Since it was one of the goals of HTML 4.0 to remove all the 
> visual stuff from the DTD should not the following items also be 
> removed (there are CSS items that can be used for them):

> [long list including things like cellpadding, border, etc.]

...but apparently didn't get an answer.

There are a lot of table-related attributes in Strict HTML I
consider entirely presentational, and better left to styles.
Is there a decent rationale for keeping them in that I can't
think of?

Andrew Clover
Technical Consultant
Received on Thursday, 7 June 2001 09:22:52 UTC

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