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Re: Why are nested tables that bad

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:40:08 +0000
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Message-Id: <0625360D-278B-11D7-9118-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


it might be worth mentioning that CSS gives one a great degree of 
control, and is relatively easy to update.


On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 05:15 PM, Jesper Tverskov wrote:

> I am reviewing a web site using seven tables on each web page, one 
> table having four nested tables, and two of these a nested table each.
> I would like to give this web site very bad marks, but the problem is 
> that the the tables linearizes well, the web pages sounds right in a 
> screen reader like JAWS, and all the web pages look nice in more than 
> 99% of the browsers in use today.
> So what is the problem?
> The truth could be, that just one misspelled word on the front page is 
> a greater offence or what? Please give me the facts about nested 
> tables. Why are nested tables bad in the real world of accessibility? 
> Teach me a lesson!
> Best regards,
> Jesper
Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2003 01:38:46 UTC

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