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Re: complex layout tables


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 29, 2014 12:43PM

On 29/01/2014 19:16, Olaf Drümmer wrote:
> sometimes I wonder what the mission of some of you is:
> - force everybody in the world to use a certain style you like, e.g.
> a coding style that's fresh, modern, elegant, …? What gives you the
> right to do so, or to bad-mouth styles you do not like?

This is not a question of style. Tables are not meant to be used for
layout. They're for tabular data. I hope you're not intending to dispute

Fresh, modern and elegant...using CSS for layouts has been the
recommended practice for...oh...going on at least 13 years.

> - make sure that stuff out there can be accessed by everyone in a
> reasonable fashion
> I can't see why a style that is 'gross' hinders equal access.

So you ignore the 3 factual statements that relate to how table-based
layouts DO hinder equal access, and pick on the 4th statement which was
added for comedic effect?

> And: from a stylistic point of view, I find a substantial portion of
> accessible web sites highly awful.

Nobody was talking about visual aesthetics. Unless you're suggesting
that the awful look of those accessible websites is directly related to
the fact that they use CSS styling rather than layout tables? (In which
case I'm having flashbacks to, well, around 13 years ago).


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