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Re: Stylings only possible with Tables

From: Spartanicus <mk98762@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:32:11 +0100
Message-ID: <n2m-g.la2v731a9d1q13sim65sfe1f4pbgbd1a7s@4ax.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net> wrote:

>Why not add simple layout to CSS / HTML and incrementally improve it, rather 
>than trying to find the perfect solution of the perfect layout system which can 
>cover all bases?

We've long past the point where that would have been useful. As I said
before we already have a simple mechanism that can be used to create a
"layout", a HTML table can be used by those who want something that
isn't perfect, it "works" as most people would define it.

>That is what started my thoughts and suggestions for this 
>thread. There are things which are possible only with tables, but they are VERY 
>complicated to do. Why not allow designers to use some things which tables can 
>do, but without the complete table requirements? Things like captions, 
>margin-collapsing, border-overlap, constraints on the sizes of block sets, and 
>simple extensions to current CSS display-models could help designers make better 
>web sites and not demand too much in the way of rewriting every existing browser 
>to contain the perfect layout system.

I'm not following, you want the CSS WG to create a new simple layout
system that needs to deal with /complicated/ issues such as the ones you
mentioned above /and/ without having to rewrite browsers to support

Received on Monday, 25 June 2007 09:31:23 UTC

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