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Re: complex layout tables


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 29, 2014 1:04PM

On 29/01/2014 20:00, Olaf Drümmer wrote:
> Now, how do you convince a user who finds layout tables highly useful
> (at least in certain use cases), believes that they work from his
> point of view (why don't mobile devices do a better job of displaying
> tabular content? It has been proven they could, but most don't), and
> has neither the expertise nor the technical means to use a CSS based
> approach for his layout table, to stop using layout tables? Will you
> send the "table police"?

You're comically blowing this out of proportion...but ok, I'll bite once
more: what do I do? Nothing. But if they come on an accessibility
mailing list and ask what's wrong with using tables for layout, I'll
tell them.

Patrick H. Lauke
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