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The table display values (Re: css layout should be symmetrical)

From: Jonny Axelsson <jax@opera.no>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:55:06 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
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19.02.02 17:24:25, Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@iname.com> wrote:

>Why? I don't understand Vadim's point that one shouldn't use the CSS2
>display properties to achieve a grid like layout.

Neither do I. It *is* in most cases bad form to use CSS in a way that 
doesn't degrade gracefully. This is most likely to be done with positioning 
or possibly float, and less likely with the display property (apart from 
careless use of "none" and in some cases the table values). 

That many current and future UAs don't/won't support table display is not 
much of a problem, and neither are UAs that don't support CSS at all or has 
the support turned off. Buggy support, like notoriously Netscape 4 and 
Internet Explorer 3, now that's another story...

Jonny Axelsson
Opera software
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 13:52:46 UTC

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