[thelist] Are you designing with CSS and web standards?

Collin Davis collin at strombergarchitectural.com
Fri Mar 11 11:42:08 CST 2005

Ian Anderson wrote:
"Except, nowhere in the spec does it actually say you *can't* use tables for

Albeit, per RFC2119, "SHOULD" is presented as a recommendation, as opposed
to "MUST", the specification is pretty clear:

Tables should not be used purely as a means to layout document content as
this may present problems when rendering to non-visual media. Additionally,
when used with graphics, these tables may force users to scroll horizontally
to view a table designed on a system with a larger display. To minimize
these problems, authors should use style sheets to control layout rather
than tables.

Collin Davis
Web Architect
Stromberg Architectural Products
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