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RE: Using tables for layout

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From: Sandy Clark
Date: Feb 23, 2004 12:03PM


Layout is not content. Layout is presentation. Therefore, a web page can
still be readable even without CSS applied if all the information is still
available. It might not look pretty, but it's the content that is important
in accessibility, not necessarily the visual layout.

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From: Savin, Jill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 1:45 PM
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: RE: Using tables for layout

<snip> "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."

But isnt one of the basic rules that web pages have to be readable without
using CSS? I have a paper with this statement"

"Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an
associated style sheet."

Or when they say 'documents', do they mean like if you added a word document
to the web page?


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