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<br> in tables?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sat, 06 Feb 1999 12:42:06 -0500
Message-ID: <36BC7EEE.7E5AC943@clark.net>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
this is forwarded from someone who asked me to look into it.

Mary Otten wrote:
> Mary Otten
> mary`@smart.net
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Netscape and
> Internet Explorer ignore the <br> within a table cell.  On the other
> hand, the <br> will cause lynx to put each element of a table
> on a separate line, thus not rendering the table as a table at all.
> Guideline: The contents of each cell in a table shall be followed by a
> line break ("BR") tag.
> Explanation: Some browsers do not support tables.  In this case, the
> browser renders the
> information from each cell sequentially, running the information from
> one cell to the next
> without a break.  Without any formatting tags, the information ends up
> looking like one
> long paragraph.   Placing a line break after the content of each cell
> ensures that the
> contents of a table are displayed in a readable format.  Line breaks are
> recommended over
> paragraph breaks because a paragraph break may throw off the spacing of
> the table.
> Recommended Fix: Place a "BR" tag right before each "/TD" tag in all
> tables.

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