[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sat Oct 28 03:34:11 PDT 2006

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 04:43:10 +0200, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:
>> * align
> I don't agree. Yes it is presentational, but data tables can look pretty  
> crappy if you remove their alignement information. Delegating alignment  
> to CSS will just make tables harder to read without the corresponding  
> stylesheet to align the data as intended. That's not just style, it's  
> also a usability issue. So I think align="" should be preserved for  
> table cells, rows and columns.

It's known that styling and good design improves usability. That doesn't  
make "align" any less presentational.

Anne van Kesteren

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