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Re: Question: XHTML Tables Module

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 10:44:21 +0200 (MEST)
To: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <28256.1066207461@www48.gmx.net>

> Did you never enter a 'profile' on some web site? Well, ok, not 
> necessarily 25 key-value pairs. But more than 10 is quite common, isn't
> it?

Assuming an 'accessible' use of tables: This doesn't comply with a data
table, and according to WAI approaches you should only use tables to illustrate
data, so this examples rather resembles an abuse of tables.


 Jens.



> >>>>Consider the rough example:
> >>>>
> >>>><table>
> >>>>	<tr>
> >>>>		<th scope="row">Title:</th>
> >>>>		<td>President</td>
> >>>>	</tr>
> >>>>	<tr>
> >>>>		<th scope="row">Name:</th>
> >>>>		<td>Joe Smith</td>
> >>>>	</tr>
> >>>></table>
> >>>>
> >>>>And explain to me how you could do the same using the <thead> element.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>I normally would use a horizontal structure, not a vertical
> >>
> >>Then add another 23 key-value pairs and have fun with horizontal
> >>scrolling.
> > 
> > 
> > Well, I see what you mean, but it's rather an exception having a table
> flat
> > like this, ain't it?
> 
> Did you never enter a 'profile' on some web site? Well, ok, not 
> necessarily 25 key-value pairs. But more than 10 is quite common, isn't
> it?

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-- 
Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

http://meiert.com
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2003 04:44:31 GMT

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