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Re: layouthook (was: RE: vague thought - grid tag)

From: Patrick Griffiths <w3c@htmldog.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 20:10:10 -0000
Message-ID: <02ac01c3baa2$a02edd40$1154fd3e@oemcomputer>
To: "Jewett, Jim J" <jim.jewett@eds.com>, "Stephen Brooks" <sb@stephenbrooks.org>, <www-html@w3.org>

> Personally, I find the grid version more meaningful, because
> I won't waste time looking for a connection between the
> various subelements of a grid or gridrow.

I think this whole talk of grids is completely off the mark.
Hypothetically, HTML should not be seen as a visual thing at all which
is particularly clear when thinking of it (XHTML) as XML. A blind user
for example isn't going to care about a grid - wherever something is on
a page they still need to read through the page in a linear manner.

If you have something like:
<div id="header"></div>
<div id="navigation"></div>
<div id="content"></div>
<div id="footer"></div>

You can have a page that is divided into logical sections without
implying anything visual.

Using CSS you can then place these divisions wherever you want on a
page. If these elements were placed in some kind of 'grid' it would
imply a specific order in which they are visually presented.

Patrick Griffiths (PTG)
Received on Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:12:08 UTC

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