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[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 12:34:11 +0200
Message-ID: <op.th4nmtxfaw9dld@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 04:43:10 +0200, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:
>> * align
> I don't agree. Yes it is presentational, but data tables can look pretty  
> crappy if you remove their alignement information. Delegating alignment  
> to CSS will just make tables harder to read without the corresponding  
> stylesheet to align the data as intended. That's not just style, it's  
> also a usability issue. So I think align="" should be preserved for  
> table cells, rows and columns.

It's known that styling and good design improves usability. That doesn't  
make "align" any less presentational.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 28 October 2006 03:34:11 UTC

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