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Re: complex layout tables


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 29, 2014 3:26PM

On 29/01/2014 20:59, Olaf Drümmer wrote:
> so given there are valid reasons, it can be acceptable - on a normative level - to use a layout table.

And those valid reasons were? That authors may not be aware how to do it
any other way? That doing a layout with tables is quicker for them?

If that is subjectively felt as being a valid reason, then fair enough,
stick role="presentation" in there as well and be done with it.

On the same token, constructs like

<p><font size="+2">I'm an H1 yo!</font></p>

are then also valid, of course, as long as you stick a role="heading" in
there somewhere.

I see that in future we'll refrain from making best-practice suggestions
that have been around for over a decade...

Patrick H. Lauke
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