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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:51:23 +0000
Message-ID: <3C722E2B.3000505@hixie.ch>
To: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
CC: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>, www-style@w3.org
Vadim Plessky wrote:
> And it was clearly indicated by several posters that Tables are not suitable 
> for achieving this (and Tables should be used for Table information, not for 
> Layouting)

Tables in HTML should be used for tabular data and have nothing to do with layout.

Tables in CSS should be used for layout and have nothing to do with tabular data.

The only reason that CSS Tables are not suitable for centering is that the 
actual CSS used is too complicated:


Ian Hickson
``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification due to
the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents will
probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors, Sec13
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