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Re: Technique G167

From: Mark Barratt <markb@textmatters.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:09:52 +0100
Message-ID: <49F78CC0.8050003@textmatters.com>
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
CC: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Phill Jenkins wrote:
I ask my
> self, how can they be programmatically determined to be next to each 
> other and not be rendered adjacent to each other, except there are bugs 
> in the  user agent?  

Very frequently happens: handling the visual organisation and 
relationships of objects is what CSS is for - separating markup from 
layout. CSS is used to make semantically-confused markup look OK, good 
code is rendered by CSS in a way that is hard for people to make sense 
of, markup/CSS that worked once now doesn't because browsers have 
changed behaviour since it was written...

Which is why you need to look at rendered output as well as examining 
the unrendered code.

Mark Barratt
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