[thelist] defined table width and accessibility

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Tue May 31 21:18:37 CDT 2005

in general, leaving off the widths of absolute pixels is a good 
idea... let the CSS do that for you... then you can serve CSS to 
specific devices (like palmtops, for example, or the printed page)...

coding widths into the page can only wreak havoc for those not on 
traditional PCs...

On 31 May 2005 at 20:31, Bruce Gilbert wrote:

> I recently learned that a defined table width eg: width="550" is not a
> good idea due to not being compatible with devices other than
> computers. Has anyone else heard this? It was the first I had heard of
> it, is why I am inqiring on this list. I know tables are frowned upon,
> but there are cases when they are necessary. Is it o.k to set a <div>
> at a certian width and then set the table to 100% of that div?

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