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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 18:03:34 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
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On Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 04:21 , Vadim Plessky wrote:

> I hope my "should" was meaning that you *can* use CSS2 tables in 
> HTML, but
> that's not recommended.

But why?

I know "layout tables" aren't very popular here, but:

What's wrong with the CSS2 table layout model compared to CSS 
positioning? Isn't it easier to create scalable and stretchy layouts 
using the table model? It seems to me that it is more difficult to 
create scalable layouts using CSS positioning.

IMO, moving from strechy tables to pixel-based positioning just 
because layout tables are considered harmful is going out of the 
frying pan into the fire.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 11:04:20 UTC

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