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Sent by Curtis Clark on 2 January 2005 20:08


on 2005-01-02 10:59 Al Sparber wrote:
> This is perhaps not the type of discussion that is sanctioned for this 
> list, but I'll give it a go.

Eric, let us know if this is OT, but considering how much many of us use 
floats, it seems to have immediate practical import.

> Although I am a proponent of CSS design, I believe that the use of 
> floats and positioning to create multi-column layouts, in and of 
> itself,  is no different than using a simple table. Tables were not 
> devised to make multi-column page designs and CSS floats were not, 
> either. 

I'm sorry, I can't buy this. <div> is sematically equivalent, whether it 
is floated or positioned, and it is different from <table>. In theory, 
the HTML of a page could be laid out in logical divs, and the same 
appearance could be achieved by two different style sheets, one using 
floats and the other positioning.

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Professor, Biological Sciences                   +1 909 869 4062
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