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RE: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Robert Neff <rneff@bbnow.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:10:18 -0600
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I would tend to think this is technique and possibly used for formatting.

Dave, lets run a test and solicit the Interest Group for help.

Would you pls distribute the URL and LETS GET OTHERS ON THIS LIST to go to
it using ALL TYPES of browsers and see what their reaction is.  Then we will
assess the situation and provide feedback to the Agency.

Cheers, rob

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From: "Barrett, Don" <Don_Barrett@ed.gov>
To: <basr-l@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: January 10, 2001 9:28 AM
Subject: Disturbing trend in tables

I am seeing a disturbing trend in table construction as evidenced by
following code.  This is taken from a chart listing pay grade and

<tr bgcolor="#eeeeee">
      <td WIDTH="65" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">GS-1</font></td>
      <td WIDTH="49" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">15,701</font></td>
      <td WIDTH="50" HEIGHT="17"><font FACE="Arial" COLOR="#000000">
        <p ALIGN="RIGHT">16,225</font></td>

I am referring to the <p> paragraph markers which are being placed in
cell.  These screw up Jaws' ability to properly parse the table.  This
the second table I have seen like this in recent weeks.  I suspect
these <p>
tags are being generated by an HTML editor.  Can anyone shed some
light on
their purpose or necessity?

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