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Re: [html5] inline table

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:56:45 +0100
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120130085645968432.f7b10184@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Andrew Fedoniouk, Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:26:28 -0800:
> I understand that HTML5 parsing model prohibits <table> and other by
> default block elements to be contained inside text containers like <p>
> and <span>.
> But what if I want to use table that has display:inline-table styling
> inside <p> for example:
> http://terrainformatica.com/w3/inline-table.htm
> Is use of <span> soup with display:inline-table & friends styling is
> the only option for such cases?

Use of <span> does not work in Webkit. 

You have to use <object> - though it currently isn't considered 
conforming to do so [try the validator and read the spec].

You could also use span and CSS to make something that looks like a 
table - for AT, you could use ARIA to convey the 'table-ness'.
Leif H Silli 
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 07:57:18 UTC

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