Re: layouthook (was: RE: vague thought - grid tag)

> Personally, I find the grid version more meaningful, because
> I won't waste time looking for a connection between the
> various subelements of a grid or gridrow.

I think this whole talk of grids is completely off the mark.
Hypothetically, HTML should not be seen as a visual thing at all which
is particularly clear when thinking of it (XHTML) as XML. A blind user
for example isn't going to care about a grid - wherever something is on
a page they still need to read through the page in a linear manner.

If you have something like:
<div id="header"></div>
<div id="navigation"></div>
<div id="content"></div>
<div id="footer"></div>

You can have a page that is divided into logical sections without
implying anything visual.

Using CSS you can then place these divisions wherever you want on a
page. If these elements were placed in some kind of 'grid' it would
imply a specific order in which they are visually presented.

Patrick Griffiths (PTG)

Received on Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:12:08 UTC