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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:17:22 +0300
To: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000020197930@umail.ru>
On Thursday 21 February 2002 09:17, Jelks Cabaniss wrote:
|   Vadim Plessky wrote:
|   > For example, I doubt that web-enabled Refrigerator wil be
|   > ever able to render HTMl (or CSS) tables. And, obviously,
|   > I see no reason why you may want to use Tables for the page
|   > displayed on your refrigerator (or microwave owen)
|
|      Current Inventory
|
|      Quantity     Item             Status      Reorder
|      --------     -------------    ---------   -------
|      4 liters     Vodka            OK
|      1 liters     Orange Juice     2 wks old   Yes
|      2 heads      lettuce          OK
|      1            Salmon           Rotten      Yes
|   /Jelks

Funny. Thanks!
I think now we are back on topic :-)

Unfortunatley, your example illustrates another fact: that most companies, 
including Consumer Electronics giants, tend to ignore their customer's 
opinions and do very bad (if any) marketing reserch.

Obviously, when I open refrigerator, I have inmind what I want to take from 
it.
Let's say a want to have a drink.
Therefor, logical thinking is by *product type*, not by Qty or Heads.
So XML becomes quite usefull here, too:

<Refrigerator>
<Drinks>
  <Juice>
     <Orange>
          
     </Orange>
      <Apple>

      </Apple>
  </Juice>
  <Vodka>
      <Stolichnaya>
      </Stolichnaya>
  </Vodka>

</Drinks>
<Fish>
    <Smoked> 
          <Salmon>
           ....
          </Salmon>
    </Smoked>
     <Fresh>
     </Fresh>

</Fish>
</Refrigerator>

Obviously, if you want only drinks displayed, you define:

  Refrigerator { display: block }
  Drinks { display: block }
  Fish { display: none }
  Juice, Vodka { display: block }
etc.
and get what you want :-))
I do not see here application for Tables!...

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