[thelist] Tables or no tables --> that is the question.

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sat May 11 09:24:12 CDT 2002

On Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 01:31  pm, Stephane Gosselin wrote:

>         Yeah. I coded my very first .html page about hmmm.... 7-8 years
> ago.
> That was when DHTML and CSS was mostly passed over by developers cuz of
> the
> lack of standards.

Or indeed for a lack of DHTML or CSS in 1995 (the year NS1.1 was

> I'd like to have a simple way of incorparating CSS positioning in my
> layouts, without affecting accessibility,
> Tables will always be needed to display database results, for example,
> but
> on a regular typical page...

True, if you're outputting tablular data like a simple dump of a set of
a table is needed. But that's not for layout - in that case, a table has
a specific
semantic purpose (which is why it's still in the XHTML spec btw).

But of course you can put a table inside a positioned div... no shell
for layout of the whole page, just tables for the data.

The WAI specs btw have some good advice regarding accessibility for

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