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Re: [#293] Summary for tables

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 09:37:31 -0700 (PDT)
To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: "koch@w3development.de" <koch@w3development.de>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0307270936320.30489@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Jens Meiert wrote:
>>
>> 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).

If you read the whole of my post, you'll see that I make _exactly this
point_ in the immediately following paragraph:

>> 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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