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RE: Using tables for layout

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From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Feb 23, 2004 9:56AM


To a certain extent, there are specific tags you shouldn't use if your table
is for layout, the <th> tags.

There is a movement away from tables for layout but tables are still much
easier to use to create multicolumned layout for many/most people. I suggest
you reduce the use of tables where possible. For example, if you have a two
column layout, use a two cell table. If you would normally use a nested
table in the left cell to create a "list" of links for navigation purposes,
drop the nested table and use an unordered list with styles instead.
Ultimately, you may end up with only one two celled table as the only table
on a page (for layout purposes) with the rest of the content arranged using
CSS.

Jules

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Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Savin, Jill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 11:05 AM
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> Subject: Using tables for layout
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> Aren't there some specific tags you can put into tables in
> html to clarify
> whether it is a 'layout' table or a 'content' table? And
> does this make it
> so you can still use tables for layout and be section 508 compliant?
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