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Re: vague thought - grid tag

From: Stephen Brooks <sb@stephenbrooks.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 16:01:03 -0000
Message-ID: <006201c3ba7f$d3920180$013af682@ndv138>
To: "Patrick Griffiths" <w3c@htmldog.com>, <www-html@w3.org>

> >  I'm going to
> > field the idea of grid, gr, gd tags, which are used specifically for
> gridded
> > layout.
> But surely that, and presentation in general is the job of CSS...

In theory.  It would be nice if CSS did that, but HTML's logic in
table-handling is very flexible and allows the sort of layout that would
only be possible by a rather inelegant amount of CSS.  Grid layouts _do_
have the structure of a grid, so to give all the cells an id= attribute and
position them each absolutely seems like replacing something that is
structured by something that is cludged.

Received on Thursday, 4 December 2003 11:03:07 UTC

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