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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mnkeybsness, Apr 3, 2003.
quote from david hyatt's weblog
this IS and april fools joke
pardon my ignorance, but after reading the comments on that article, i was surprised to find that tables will be replaced by a new standard and was wondering what the "new" method is. i'm glad i found this out before i did any serious work on learning xhtml. to be honest, i use tables now (and they seem to be xhtml 1.0 compliant) but i would like to be as compliant with the new specs as possible. was this an april fools joke too, or is there some new kind of "xtable 1.0" that i should be using?
umm... have you ever heard of CSS??
he was implying that safari would be the first browser to be completely cutting-edge and drop tables like a bag of bricks. css can *supposedly* replace tables, but in my opinion css is not nearly as flexible
i thought it was a funny joke.
CSS is plenty flexible, but it falls short of trying to accomplish certain things we expect of tables.
Once we get decent CSS1 support in current browsers, not to mention CSS2, we'll be able to use CSS to create some very nice layouts.
For now, I use simple tables (2x2 tops) for absolute guides and then position with CSS inside them.
dropping tables is silly. CSS is much faster yes but i ALWAYS create a 1x1 table to keep everything sized correctly. one thing i noticed is that Safari does not support borders very well, especially in an iframe.
Re: safari and tables
Fellas! It's a joke!
CSS is the replacement? i use css out the wazoo, but it's a little too quirky to replace my tables and a lot harder to code for various screen sizes. maybe i'm just stupid (don't answer that ) and should learn more about it.
p.s. i found a cool trick to show your friends the inferiority of IE (i know, there are a lot). have an anchor send content to an iframe in the same page. depending on the version, it will vomit the content into a new window, or do nothing.