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RE: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:44:03 +0200
Message-ID: <E657D8576967CF448D6AF22CB42DD2690FF216@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: "Jesse McCarthy" <mccarthy36@earthlink.net>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>


Indeed, the XHTML Table Module is what tables where to XHTML; CSS had no
other valid place to use it's table properties in (X)HTML.
However, CSS tables are applicable as of XHTML m12n; Anyone is free to
try and build his own semantically enhanced table tags while rendering
them with CSS.

My apologies if I lost the thread context.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse McCarthy [mailto:mccarthy36@earthlink.net] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 12:40 AM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: css layout should be symmetrical
> Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote on 2/20/02 10:10:09 AM:
> >No. The special properties were added so that table-like 
> grid layout could 
> >be done in CSS for _any_ markup language, including HTML and XHTML.
> >
> >> Some people assumed that 'table-cell', 'table-row', etc. 
> should be used 
> >> for HTML and XHTML as well.
> >> To my best understandimng, this is wrong.
> >> Tables in CSS should be used only with XML!
> >
> >That is incorrect. I am curious as to what gave you that impression?
> Ian, for future reference: you will look less foolish if you 
> don't mention 
> that you are an "Invited Expert" when posting something like 
> this, or better 
> yet if you don't post something like it at all.  Several 
> people have already 
> explained this to you, something you would have known in the 
> first place if 
> you were an expert. 
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 03:40:51 UTC

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