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Re: Summary of Thursday's IRC conversation about @summary

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:55:03 +0200
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Shelley Powers" <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uu7np1jy64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:18:14 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> Obviously, tables are used "incorrectly" so often that it makes more  
> sense to develop ways to deal with the incorrect use on the client side  
> (detect layout tables and linearize them for AT use or for small-screen  
> mobile use) than to try to "educate" the whole world not to use layout  
> tables. I don't conclude that the solution to use of tables for layout  
> is education.

The solution to that is a better layout mechanism provided by CSS.  
However, that will likely take several more years.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 14:56:04 UTC

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