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Re: card4+

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 10:30:10 +0100
Message-Id: <199902010930.KAA19440@www47.inria.fr>
To: "Robert Neff" <rneff@moon.jic.com>
cc: dd@w3.org, love26@gorge.net, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, "US Mint - Robert Neff" <Robert.Neff@usmint.treas.gov>

This discussion should really happen on the GL list, not here.

I think as a rule, we should only put in this card things that really
stable in the guidelines.

> >> In 9. we might find a shorter version of:
> >> Organize tabular data to make sense when read cell by cell.
> >>
> >> Perhaps:
> >> Make cell by cell reading of tabular data sensible.
> 
> 
> rob neff>I hate to be a stickler for redundant conversation on this.  How
> are we providing input to people who use tables that have two columns? The
> example I use is Table Width is 600 Pixels. Left column is 150 and contains
> navigation bars.  Right Column is 450 and uses the cell width to contain the
> text.
> 
> When I discuss with people the need  to not use tables to format text, then
> the next question is what about tables with navigation bars.  Designers can
> understand not using tables to format tables, but what about navigation bars
> in HTML 3.2. As this is heavily used, these people need to be provided more
> concrete direction.
> 
> Please note that I do not see "in HTML 4" as the appropriate answer,
> because, intranets and internets are using HTML 3.2 and some will not go to
> IE 4.  So I need to stress, HTML 3.2 is the bridge for at least another
> year.  If you need more proof, some government offices will not go to HTML
> because they do not have the disk space for all computers and some have
> security fears for IE 4.  Like it or not, this is the environment.
> 
> On our just released redesign, I took out tables which also decreased
> download time, except for when the servers are slow - which is almost always
> at my former job <frown>
> 
> Please note my new email address above and please copy me.  My company
> information is now -
> Robert Neff
> Intranet Project Manager, US Mint
> Robert.Neff@usmint.treas.gov
> 202.216.1614
> 
> P.S.  The internet web site, www.usmint.gov, is not universally accessible
> and we will be starting a redesign soon to address these issues, but it
> takes time.
Received on Monday, 1 February 1999 04:30:36 UTC

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