Re: fresnel for tabular layouts?

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 23:28:24 -0500

David R. Karger wrote:
> How is fresnel going to handle tabular layouts? I don't think css can
> decide to put things in a table---

> most of the html i've seen, even if
> using css heavily, still uses <table>, <tr>, <td> tags in order to
> construct the table. If these are fundamental tags for the
> intermediate representation, should fresnel have specific knowledge of
> them and vocabulary for using them?

I don't think so. It's the job of the fresnel implementation to convert
the vocabulary into HTML in case the client is not capable of
understanting CSS table indications, not of the spec itself.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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