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Re: Fw: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.elfi.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 22:49:49 +0100
Message-ID: <20010113224949.F15542@elfi.elfi.org>
To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 01:43:15PM -0800, Charles F. Munat wrote:

> Actually, the BR element is not intended to be used as a spacer. It's a line
> break, forcing a newline at the end of the current line. If you try to use

  You are, of course, correct. I aid the above in what can only be
  described as stupor resulting from an overly large intake of pizza ... ;)

  Anyway; you are right. Multiple BR can without (structural) damage be
  collapsed into one.

> The best way to build web pages, IMO, is to start with the structure of the
> content and code in pure XHTML Strict. Then use CSS to apply formatting.

  Agreed - which is how I do my own stuff. Do as I do, not as I say ;) It
  is not something which can easily be done in comercial ventures, however.
  Even managers who accept the arguments as presented, tend to want to cover
  as many as possible with a (perfect, hah) layout. 

  HTML 4.01 Transitional and careful use of CSS 1 does, however, work
  fairly well, and with some careful planning (which should be done
  anyway) it can be both laid out and accessible.

 - Tina
Received on Saturday, 13 January 2001 16:49:57 UTC

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