[thelist] How important is height when using tables?

Ken Schaefer ken.schaefer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 02:33:08 CDT 2004

Sure, but your point of view depends very much whether you're the
developer, or the end user. :-)

A lot of developers would like to use newer technologies. End users
however don't like upgrading their apps, spending time learning new
apps and so forth. They expect whatever they have invested in to work
from now for all eternity.


On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 01:59:32 -0500, Seth Thomas Rasmussen
<seth at sethrasmussen.com> wrote:
> Yes, I understand that point of view. Many are also fond of pointing out
> the merits of responsible use of modern techniques which degrade
> gracefully leaving the information intact. I think there's a certain
> reason to that and the other ideas associated with abandoning techniques
> like table-based layouts that illustrate more than enough reason to
> embrace such action. It is a step forward. It _makes sense_ conceptually
> and in action, and lo and behold, it's been shown that it _saves cents_
> too. So, even if you don't get into idealism, there is a practical hook
> as well.
> Standing still just doesn't seem worth it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Schaefer
> Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 1:16 AM
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> Subject: Re: [thelist] How important is height when using tables?
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:22:20 -0500, Seth Thomas Rasmussen
> <seth at sethrasmussen.com> wrote:
> > <snip>
> > Of course with nothing to look at, I have no idea what you're trying
> to
> > do... ;)
> > </snip>
> >
> > Yeah, and that's setting aside the fact that there is all but
> absolutely no
> > reason to use tables for layout anymore. Period.
> Of course there is. It's called backwards compatiblity.
> Cheers
> Ken

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