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Re: [#293] Summary for tables

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 17:09:08 +0200 (MEST)
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: koch@w3development.de, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <19021.1059318548@www53.gmx.net>

> You don't need tables for layout _right now_ as far as the standards go.
> You can use HTML4.01 and CSS2 to achieve pretty much all the effects you
> can get with layout tables.

According to the specification, yes. According to user-agent rendering,
(often) no. I don't develop for specifications, I develop for people (by using
Web standards).


 Jens Meiert.



> 
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Jens Meiert wrote:
> >
> > Maybe XHTML 2 will us enable a 'new beginning' (e.g. not needing layout
> > tables anymore) and everything gets better
> 
> You don't need tables for layout _right now_ as far as the standards go.
> You can use HTML4.01 and CSS2 to achieve pretty much all the effects you
> can get with layout tables.
> 
> The problem isn't the specs. The problem is that UA support is lagging
> years behind, and in fact in some cases seems to have stalled (e.g.
> development of the Internet Explorer browser on Windows is apparently on
> hold until the next release of Windows). Without support in the browsers
> used by the majority of Web users, new Web client specifications are not
> going to enable any "new beginning"s.
> 
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