Re: table usage (was Re: text on graphics?)

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
++ At 5:09a 05/11/96, Abigail wrote:
++ >Most of the time, <table> is just used to layout the web page. This
++ >works quite well when using a graphical browser. However, if the
++ >user (= reader) does something the developer (= author) has never
++ >dreamed off (say, using a sound browser), things can lead to sillyness.
++ ><table>s were designed for tabular data.  If they are misused to force
++ >a graphical layout, one limits his/her audience.
++ If "<table>s were designed for tabular data", then ROWSPAN and COLSPAN
++ would not be allowed. These attributes are in direct contradiction to
++ your view of what is "appropriate" for <table>s. Do you favor deprecation
++ of these attributes?

I fail to see why rowspan and colspan contradict that tables are for
tabular data.
The first example of the latest table draft seems perfectly valid to me.


Received on Saturday, 11 May 1996 12:00:55 UTC