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Re: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.elfi.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:10:14 +0100
Message-ID: <20010110161014.A2635@elfi.elfi.org>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 09:38:47AM -0500, David Poehlman wrote:

> <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
> the
> cell.  These screw up Jaws' ability to properly parse the table.  This
> is
> 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?

  I believe you are seeing the results of - yet another - hack to achieve
  a visual layout. From the above I would make a guess that they are
  trying to get extra space on top of the cell, and - as we all know - a 
  <P> 'makes' extra space.

  But whether it is new ... looks like Frontpage to me; like frontpage
  always have done stuff.

 - Tina
Received on Wednesday, 10 January 2001 10:10:30 UTC

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