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Re: Trying to avoid using tables

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 27, 2002 12:48PM


Kynn,
I would think that using headers and paragraphs would make the content more
accessible, at least using today's assistive technologies. I've always been
a little uncomfortable using <dt> for anything apart from definitions - do
you think that this is semantically correct? It seems a bit of a stretch to
say that the job title and responsibilities define the period of time.

I guess I'm asking how you determine when to use <dt>'s...

Thanks,
AWK

On 8/27/02 2:33 PM, "Kynn Bartlett" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> At 10:30 AM -0700 8/27/02, Glenda Watson Hyatt wrote:
>> Good morning all,
>>
>> I am converting my resume and am trying hard to avoid using tables simply
>> for layout. Any suggestions on how to format the following using CSS?
>>
>
> Here's how:
>
> ...
> <style type="text/css">
> dl { margin-left: 10em; }
> dt { position: absolute;
> width: 9em;
> left: 1em; }
> /* these are just to illustrate where the boxes are */
> dd, dt { border: 1px solid silver; }
> dl { border: 1px solid black; }
> </style>
> ...
> <dl>
> <dt>1998 - Present</dt>
> <dd>Web Accessibility Specialist
> <br>
> blah blah blah</dd>
> <dt>1997-1998</dt>
> <dd>Project Coordinator, Career Mentor Program for Students
> with Disabilities
> <br>
> blah blah blah</dd>
> </dl>
> ...
>
> I haven't tested this in IE 6 for Windows or Netscape 4 yet. Works in
> IE, Opera, Netscape 7, and Lynx on Mac.
>
> --Kynn

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