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Re: HTML 5 Conformance Checker

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:58:59 +0000
To: "Donald H White" <writer@jrtcllc.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <EC414EDB-F975-4C4F-B60D-B2F2F6593B4A@dorward.me.uk>
On 23 Jan 2014, at 6:22, Donald H White wrote:

> The errors reported by the HTML 5 Conformance Checker for
> <http://battlefieldspost144.net/> http://battlefieldspost144.net/ seem 
> to be
> strange and a little out of order.

> The common advice is to use CSS. The site uses CSS - lots and lots of 
> CSS
> documents and declarations.

It also uses obsolete presentational markup.

> The site uses a common CMS (Joomla); the site is
> not hand-coded. Content Management Systems permit, even require,
> administrators and content developers to use flexibility and configure
> elements, such as tables, to fit the design.

A good CMS will provide means for authors to achieve the effects they 
want using modern approaches rather then those from the 1990s.

> Are table alignment, image border, cell padding, cell spacing 
> declarations
> obsolete?

In HTML they are. CSS has replacements for all of them (and has done for 
over 15 years).

> Must all <td> elements be the same width?

No. CSS has many selectors and combinators other than the type selector, 
so you can apply different widths to different cells with CSS.

-- 
David Dorward
http://dorward.co.uk/
Received on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:59:25 UTC

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