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[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 18:30:53 +0200
Message-ID: <op.th435rc8aw9dld@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 15:20:40 +0200, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:
> align="" is presentational; I didn't say the contrary. And all styling  
> has an influence on usability, I'm not contesting that. But some style  
> information is more tied to the content than other, and some style  
> information should be known even when CSS is not available because *not  
> having that information* makes the document less readable.
> Sometime, presentational information is needed to display a document  
> correctly, and in those few cases where the presentation is tied to the  
> content, I think it belongs in the markup. The align attribute, when  
> used on table cells, covers one of those cases.

I still disagree. It only seems a benefit for visual documents and even  
there the user agent could optimize display when CSS is not supported or  
turned off by running some specific algorithm.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 28 October 2006 09:30:53 UTC

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