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Re: tables in html? (separating content bla bla)

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:50:26 +0200
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To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>

Livio Mondini:
> Al Gilman:
>
>> WAI-ARIA 1.0 (work in progress) -- @role='presentation' (mostly  
>> for tables)
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/aria-role/#presentation
> Yes, i know, but this is not solution. Think on simplicity. Why not
> starting on base, with correct semantic of elements?

How does

   <table role="presentation">
     <tr><td>...

(save namespaces) not satisfy your request? Sure, it's a few  
characters more than

   <layouttable>
     <tr><td>...

or basically any other sane element name, but in return it is  
backward compatible, which is a huge benefit. (That's actually pretty  
much the only good thing about |role| or any other solution based on  
attributes.)
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2007 15:50:47 UTC

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