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

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:58:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4A2D272B.90703@burningbird.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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.
Ten years do you think?

Sorry, inappropriate levity.

Agree, 100%. I'm so looking forward to the upcoming generations of CSS.

Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 14:59:43 UTC

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