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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:03:59 -0500
Message-Id: <200202221704.MAA12377@m12-182-7.mit.edu>
To: "Manos Batsis" <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
cc: www-style@w3.org
> Using a table model for layout is just wrong and although this isn't the
> place to argue about it in the first place, the tools for a designer to
> use for layout are the default document flow and CSS properties designed
> for this purpose.

This statement is fairly self-contradictory.  The CSS table properties
_are_ designed for the purpose of layout.  What else would they be
designed for?

As Ian said, the issue is with using HTML table tags (which carry
content information in addition to presentation information) for
layout, not with using CSS tables for layout.

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Received on Friday, 22 February 2002 12:04:02 UTC

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