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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:24:01 +0300
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <auto-000020203652@umail.ru>
On Thursday 21 February 2002 19:03, Henri Sivonen wrote:
|   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.

well, than it's a problem with CSS positioning.
It seems this was recognized on the list some time ago.

|
|   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.

Indeed, for now, for commercial site development - you are forced to use 
tables in most cases.
But I believe we are here to change that! (for the future)

P.S. pixel-based positioning is indeed not a right way to go
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